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Siachen braveheart: Maneka Gandhi reaches out to Hanumanthappa's wife


On Tuesday afternoon, OneIndia highlighted the unfulfilled promises made to the family of Siachen braveheart Hanumantappa Koppad, and support poured in from all corners. Following our report, Union Minister for Women and Child Development, Maneka Gandhi reached out to the family. The minister has also taken to her social media page to announce an offer made to his widow Mahadevi Koppad.

Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat honours Siachen braveheart Lance Naik Hanamanthappa Koppad's widow Mahadevi during the Army Day parade in New Delhi in this photograph taken on January 15.

"I will be happy to offer her a position as an #Anganwadi worker, if she wants to work for the community in her village in Huballi," (SIC) the minister tweeted.

Maneka's office contacted OneIndia on Wednesday morning to collect details of the family and its requirement. She was the first person from the government to reach out to the family assuring Mahadevi of a job. Her office was appraised of why a job was important for Koppad who intends to move to Hubballi town to ensure a good education for her daughter.

Like Maneka, many volunteers came forward to extend help to the martyr's widow. Writer Advaita Kala contacted Mahadevi as early as Tuesday evening and managed to opportunities in Hubballi, Mangaluru and Bengaluru. Mahadevi is working for a security firm run by a former armed forces personnel but wants a government job as promised to her by the authorities.

These were just a couple of examples of many volunteers who came forward to help Mahadevi Koppad find a job. The martyr's wife told OneIndia that the district administration has assured to dole out an appointment letter to her within a month.

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