In a heart-touching gesture, a 6-year-old girl has written a moving letter to Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray requesting a pay hike for her father in the most adorable way possible.
Parents’ love for their kids is not only unconditional but also the purest. They struggle in silence to make sure their kids have the best amenities in life. And, one such father, is Sachin Harale, who pushes himself to earn as much as he could to give his family a comfortable life. But as he engages himself doing overtime to increase his earnings, his six-year-old daughter Shriya feels heartbroken as her father couldn’t spend time with her.
In order to enable her father to spend more time with her playing and studying, she came up with a very heart-touching idea.
Residing in Maharashtra’s Jalna, this daughter has written an emotional letter to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray demanding a pay hike for her bus conductor father as the overtime he does to increase his salary is depriving her of his presence at home. She wrote a letter in Marathi, sharing the wish to spend quality time with her father. While writing to Mr. Thackeray, she mentioned:
“I request you to increase my father’s salary so that he does not have to work overtime and can spend time with me at home, and take me to school daily,”
While talking to PTI, her father Sachin Harale, employed at Ambad depot of Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation, shared:
“She handed the letter to me and walked alongside as I sent it by ordinary post to the CM on Thursday. She would always ask me why I spent so little time at home and more at work. I used to explain to her that I have a meagre salary and need to work overtime to earn more,”
She shared how she misses spending time with her father. While sharing a routine day, she mentioned how her father leaves for work in the morning before she gets up, and comes back late at night by the time she had gone to sleep. A student of Class I in Matysodari Vidyalay at Jalna, Shriya shared:
“My father tells me he has to work overtime to make ends meet. I want my father to spend more time at home with me so that he can help me study, and also play with me.”
The father shared that he had not heard from anyone so far in the government and was not sure if the letter had reached the Chief Minister.
At IFORHER, we are in awe of this 6-year-old daughter as she chose this emotional yet creative way to ease her father’s stressful life. And we salute every selfless father and mother, who are relentlessly working in order to make the lives of their kids easier and better!