P.V.Sindhu, the ace international badminton player, a recipient of India’s fourth highest civilian honour Padma Shri and member of the Bharat Petroleum Family championed the “GIVEITUP” movement at Hyderabad.
At a function held at the BPCL petrol pump M/s. Cyberabad Filling Station Hi-Tech City – JNTU Road (Near Flyover) Khanamet, Cyberabad. P.V.Sindhu first gave up subsidy herself and then made an emotional appeal to people to give up their LPG subsidy so that some BPL household could benefit. She said, “People need to come forward and join the movement as only we can make a difference to the lives of all those who do not have LPG connections and cook on polluting fuels like wood, coal, kerosene etc., We have over 130 million homes using such fuels for cooking and these cause indoor pollution and lead to health problems particularly to women and children who are at home.”
Hearing her plea, people came forward and gave up subsidy. Sindhu also felicitated two GiveItUp Champions Luke Livingston & Kartik Prasad who made it possible for 2 BPL families to receive LPG connections.Sindhu also addressed the deliverymen and said since they know who are the people who can afford to Give Up Subsidy; they should urge them to give up subsidy, so that people who cannot afford can get a gas connection. Charming Sindhu obliged the people gathered there to click selfies with her truly making the moment memorable for them. (INN)