Santoshi, a woman from Kalaburagi was elated as she got an opportunity to speak to Prime Minister Modi on Tuesday as part of the Prime Minister’s ‘Garib Kalyan Sammelan’ interaction programme with beneficiaries of various centrally sponsored welfare schemes.
Sharing her experience as a beneficiary of Ayushman Bharat health scheme Santoshi narrated how her ailing mother received free treatment through Ayushman Bharat and she could get the medicines for her mother at a nominal price through the PM Jan Aushadhi Kendra. Santoshi expressed her happiness and thanked the Prime Minister for the scheme in Kannada which was translated to Hindi by an official.
The Prime Minister in his response said, “though you spoke in Kannada I could understand it as your face conveyed the feelings of your happiness.”
Modi further said, “if I were a party activist in Karnataka I would have come to your home to share your happiness. You will become a tall leader of your area.”