A young couple from Uttar Pradesh's Mirzapur district have shot to fame recently after Prime Minister Narendra Modi granted their wish of naming their newborn daughter. Modi named the newborn 'Vaibhavi'.
On receiving their request, Modi decided to name Bharat and Vibha Singh's daughter in August.
Mirzapur:PM Modi names baby girl 'Vaibhavi' after the mother wrote letter to PM requesting him to name the baby.PM also called up the couple pic.twitter.com/QHnTNHO3Jg— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) October 22, 2016
According to reports, Vibha wrote a letter to Modi on 13 August, the same day her daughter was born, requesting him to name her daughter. She sent the letter to the PMO office by speed post. In seven days, Bharat received a call and the PM talked to him for about 2 minutes.
"Hello, main Narendra Modi bol raha hoon. Aapki patni Vibha Singh ka patra mila, aapko badhai, aapke ghar beti ayi hai. Is bachchi ka naamkaran Vaibhavi karein, isme mata evam pita dono ka naam hai (Hello, I'm Narendra Modi. I received the letter of your wife Vibha Singh. Congratulations, you are blessed with a daughter. Name the girl Vaibhavi, as it contains the names of both the mother and father)," Bharat recounted the conversation to TOI.
A very excited Bharat told this story to several villages but no one was ready to believe his story.
On 22 August, he called the number from which he had received the call and requested the official on the phone to send him a letter containing the PM's response.
The couple received a letter on 30 August, in which Modi congratulated the couple . "You will fulfill Vaibhavi's dreams and Vaibhavi will become your power, my good wishes..." the letter read.
Bharat further said, "I had kept the letter with me for more than a month. But then I thought I should tell more people about it because this is a very good thing."
Bharat, who had studied up to Class XII, works in Agra whereas Vibha is a postgraduate in commerce and has a bachelor's degree in education, The Indian Express reported.
Also on HuffPost India.