You have to believe that miracles do happen in real life! Rickshaw-puller Maniram had never thought that his dream of owing a house would come true this Diwali.
It all started when Paytm CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma got stuck in traffic jam in Lucknow and took a cycle rickshaw ride to reach Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav’s 5 Kalidas Marg residence.
Vijay Shekhar, who was in Lucknow to receive 'Yash Bharti' Award but in the morning he preferred to take a cycle rickshaw ride because he was getting late as his car was stuck in traffic.
Security officers at Akhilesh's 5 Kalidas Marg residence allowed Paytm chief and the rickshaw-puller Maniram to enter after proper verification.
Akhilesh liked the gesture of the rickshaw-puller Maniram and handed him Rs 6,000 as diwali gift. He also assured him a house, e-rickshaw and Samajwadi Pension scheme for his wife.
The chief minister also shared his picture with the rickshaw-puller Maniram on twitter and wrote:
"A traffic jam forced Paytm CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma to visit us in a cycle rickshaw. Lucknow Metro will help solve the traffic jams in city."
A traffic jam forced Paytm CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma to visit us in a cycle rickshaw. Lucknow Metro will help solve the traffic jams in city. pic.twitter.com/SDzZy0mjMX— Akhilesh Yadav (@yadavakhilesh) October 27, 2016
Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav distributed Yash Bharti awards to 73 renowned personalities in diverse fields, including social works, sports and literature.