Ho gaya kalyan: Netizens shocked as Union Minister Savitri Thakur incorrectly writes ‘Beti Padhao’ slogan in Hindi

Savitri Thakur, the Minister of State for Women and Child Development, attended an event organised under the ‘School Chalo Abhiyan’ initiative on June 18, where she incorrectly wrote the 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao' slogan.

Written By Karishma Pranav Bhavsar
Updated20 Jun 2024, 12:52 PM IST
Union Minister Savitri Thakur fails to write ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ in Hindi
Union Minister Savitri Thakur fails to write ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ in Hindi

A recent video of Union Minister Savitri Thakur landed her in a controversy after she misspelt the ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ slogan during an event in Madhya Pradesh. The video, which has gone viral on X, shows Savitri Thakur incorrectly writing the slogan in Devanagari script on a whiteboard.

Savitri Thakur, who serves as the Minister of State for Women and Child Development in the Modi 3.0 cabinet, was attending an event organised under the ‘School Chalo Abhiyan’ initiative on June 18.

Netizens and the opposition Congress party have reacted to the video. Some users criticised Thakur, while others called attention to broader issues in the country.

What did netizens say about the viral video?

One user sarcastically wrote, “Ho gaya kalyan.” Another user said, “Really sad to see,” while another said, “What a joke.” 

“Spread this as much as possible and let people know the horrible situation the country is in right now,” some other user added.

Another called it, “Acche Din”

“Seat is given on the basis of loyalty and not on basis of talent. Meanwhile talented students suffer from paper leaking,” another commented.

Congress's reaction to viral video

The Congress party leaders questioned Savitri Thakur's credentials. Senior Congress leader K K Mishra said, “It is the misfortune of democracy that people who hold constitutional posts and are responsible for big departments are not competent even in their mother tongue. How can they be capable of running their ministry?”

The leader of the Opposition in the state assembly, Umang Singhar, a tribal leader from Dhar district, also took a swipe at Thakur in a post on his X account. 

He wrote, “What kind of leadership is this? Does Prime Minister @narendramodi want only #Rubber_Stamp ministers in his government? There is no set standard as to how a public representative should be, but at least he should have literacy! #धार of #सांसद and Savitri Thakur, Minister for Women and Child Development in the Union Cabinet, cannot write even two words! It can be understood what the children must have felt when they saw her writing incorrectly!"

His post continued, "One can only imagine what kind of leadership this ignorance of hers will provide in the central government. Voters should have also thought before electing such a public representative! Modi government also does not want educated leaders who raise questions! Because education does not just impart literacy, it also changes the thinking towards the upliftment of the society.”

(With inputs from agencies)

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First Published:20 Jun 2024, 12:52 PM IST
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