Kakinada: A nine-year-long agonizing wait for the mother of a 10-year-old specially-abled son ended when Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy sanctioned immediate financial aid and a monthly pension. Jagan was on a tour to Tuni village in East Godavari when he spotted the woman who had been waiting for a long to meet him. Tanuja and her son Dhamra Teja of Mandapam village have been going from pillar to post for help but to no avail.
On Friday, it was a dream come true for Tanuja when Jagan sanctioned immediate aid and a monthly pension to her son. CM was traveling by bus to attend a wedding in Payakaraopeta. A huge crowd had lined up on both sides of the road to welcome the leader.
Tanuja lifted his son just to make sure that he gets the attention of the CM. "Nine years back, the officials said my son would get a monthly pension. I have been roaming around various government department offices. The officials did not provide necessary certificates to grant his pension", said Tanuja. After speaking to Tanuja, Jagan directed the Kakinada collector Kritika Shukla to extend all necessary help to the boy. The boy was provided financial assistance of Rs 10,000 and sanctioned a monthly pension starting September. The collector also gave a wheelchair to the boy.
Tanuja's husband Nakka Chakram is a farmer. They have a daughter- Sindhuja, studying Class VII, and another son Karthik (7), studying in a government school at Mandapam village. Her second son Karthik was also suffering from urinary infection and he has undergone three surgeries. She requested the officials to help her second son get better medical treatment.