Indian Oil Corporation Chairman Shrikant Madhav Vaidya has shared a post praising the daughter of a petrol pump attendant, who has secured admission in one of the most prestigious institutes of higher education in the country. Arya Rajagopalan, daughter of a customer attendant at the Indian Oil petrol station in Kerala, has achieved a feat at IIT Kanpur, which is being widely appreciated on social media. Announcing the news, Mr. Vaidya wrote on Twitter: “I share an inspiring story of Arya, daughter of Mr. Rajagopalan, customer attendant of IndianOil. Arya has made us proud by securing admission in IIT Kanpur.”
Along with the post, he shared a picture of the proud father with his daughter, which was taken at the petrol pump where the former worked for the past 15 years. “All the best and the way to go Arya!” IndianOil chairman tweeted on Wednesday.
Let me share an inspiring story of Arya’s daughter Arya #IndianOilThe customer attendant of Mr. Rajagopalan. Arya has made us proud by getting admission in IIT Kanpur.
Good luck and way to go Arya! pic.twitter.com/GySWfoXmQJ
— ChairmanIOC (@ChairmanIOCL) October 6, 2021
The post has gone viral with over 12,000 ‘likes’ on the microblogging platform. Many people in the comment section praised Arya’s hard work.
Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Hardeep Singh Puri tweeted his best wishes to the IIT student. He wrote, “Arya Rajagopal has made his father Shri Rajagopal ji and all of us associated with the energy sector of the country extremely proud.”
Arya Rajagopal has made his father Shri Rajagopal Ji and indeed all of us associated with the energy sector of the country very proud.
This exemplary father-daughter duo is an inspiration and role model for an aspirational New India.
My best wishes@IndianOilclhttps://t.co/eiU3U5q5Mjpic.twitter.com/eDTGFhFTcS
— Hardeep Singh Puri (@HardeepSPuri) October 6, 2021
“Congratulations to Ms. Arya Rajagopalan and her proud parents!” IAS officer P Manivannan wrote.
Congratulations to Ms. Arya Rajagopalan and her proud parents!????????????
I also congratulate and appreciate the president who tweeted this news! ????????
IOCL may announce 100% scholarship to the children of employees seeking admission in top 500 universities of the world.
— Major Manivannan (@Captain_Mani72) October 7, 2021
“How brilliant,” German technology major SAP . President of Kulmeet Bawa said
so fantastic. This segment of clearly determined youth is India’s biggest competitive advantage.
— kulmeet bawa (@kulmeetbawa) October 6, 2021
Many wished Arya as Prerna as she tweeted and congratulated
Motivational, heartwarming and a much needed piece of positivity especially in the present times. Best wishes to the young girl, her family and IOCL
— Sunita Lobo (@lobo_sunita) October 6, 2021
— Dr. G. Nabi Kasba (@Drqasba) October 7, 2021
According to RepublicArya has done MTech from IIT Kanpur. When asked if he had any dreams for his daughter, Rajagopalan said, “If my daughter gets a job in Indian Oil Corporation, I would love it.”
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