Watch video: Narendra Modi's 97-year-old mother visits bank to exchange old notes
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 97-year-old mother Hiraba Modi on Tuesday visited a bank at her village in Gandhinagar, just like other citizens, and exchanged her old notes in view of the demonetisation of the high value currency notes
Hiraba Modi visits bank in Gandhinagar
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 97-year-old mother Hiraba Modi on Tuesday visited a bank at her village in Gandhinagar, just like other citizens, and exchanged her old notes in view of the demonetisation of the high value currency notes.
Ahmedabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 97-year-old mother Hiraba today visited a bank at her village in Gandhinagar, just like other citizens, and exchanged her old notes in view of the demonetisation of the high value currency notes.
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Hiraba, who was in a wheelchair, came to a branch of Oriental Bank of Commerce at Raisan village on Tuesday morning accompanied by her relatives.
Wearing a white cotton sari over a dark blue blouse, 97-year-old Hiraba queued up at the Raisan branch of Oriental Bank of Commerce and got notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 exchanged for Rs 4,500, the daily exchange limit.
A few people queuing up at the bank made way for her and she went straight to the teller counter.
She was given a new Rs 2,000 note, five bills of Rs 100 and two bundles of Rs 10 each containing 100 notes each. Hiraba waved the Rs 2,000 note to journalists waiting outside the bank.
Hiraba lives with Prime Minister Modi's younger brother Pankaj Modi in Raisan on the outskirts of Gandhinagar. The PM had visited his mother on September 17 this year to take her blessings on his 66th birthday.
Hiraba is known to lead a very simple life and travels in public transport. Last time when she visited Gandhinagar civil hospitalfor a regular check-up, she was seen going in an autorickshaw.
Modi had on November 8 announced scrapping of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes to curb black money menace. After the announcement, people have been queueing up at banks across the country to get their old high denomination notes exchanged for the new notes.
Twitter hailed the simplicity of the nonagenerian. Here are some of the reactions.
We need to learn something form 97 Year's old lady Heeraben Modi.#Respect— Chintan Upadhayay (@mchntn) November 15, 2016
If PM @narendramodi's mother Shri Heeraben Modi can refuse VIP treatment, stand in senior citizen's queue to withdraw money, why can't we?— Devika (@Dayweekaa) November 15, 2016
When 95 yr old mother of our PM, "Heeraben Modi",could stand up in queue to exchange notes, why not family of ministers, top leaders,CMs?— Uma Kant Singh (@umakantsingh_in) November 15, 2016
90-year-old Heeraben Modi. She's a strongwilled woman who would not do this just because her son, the Prime... https://t.co/KU7uNa8lSr— à¦ÂÂÂÂÂà¦¾à¦ÂÂÂÂÂà§ÂÂÂÂÂà¦ÂÂÂÂÂà¦¨ à¦ÂÂÂÂÂà§ÂÂÂÂÂà¦ªà§ÂÂÂÂÂà¦¤ (@KanchanGupta) November 15, 2016
On d other hand we ave Dynasty Prince who takes 2 crore car,30 Security Guards to exchange 4000 Rs to politicize. Heeraben Modi #Gandhinagar— Indian Cyborg ðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ®ðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ³ (@IndianCyborg9) November 15, 2016
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