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Job letter on Feb. 4

Bokaro, Feb. 1: Goddess Saraswati, not her sister Lakshmi, will bring prosperity to acid attack victim Sonali Mukherjee.

During a function in Bokaro on the auspicious day of Saraswati Puja, chief minister Hemant Soren will hand over to Sonali an appointment letter for a grade III clerical job in the welfare department of the deputy commissioner’s office.

Today, deputy commissioner Uma Shankar Singh met Sonali at his office and apprised her of the good news, adding that her appointment letter was ready.

Sonali, who arrived from New Delhi yesterday, reached Singh’s office around 11.55am with her father. During the 30-minute long meeting, Sonali told the deputy commissioner that being posted in the welfare department, she would love to work for physically and mentally challenged as well as poor women and children.

However, Sonali requested Singh to grant her medical leave for 3 months after she joined, as she still had to undergo more than half a dozen surgeries in New Delhi.

The deputy commissioner allow her leave as per government rules. Singh also assured Sonali of his full support and said that after joining, she could start planning what she would like to do for the needy.

Speaking to The Telegraph, Sonali said she was happy to get the government job and would no longer be a burden on her family.

“I was touched by the gesture shown by the Bokaro DC. He told me that he was happy the job was going to a deserving and courageous girl who wants to fight social evil.”

The acid attack victim thanked the chief minister, media, the district administration and her family for helping her deal with the “toughest period of my life.”


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