New Delhi: An inspiring story recently surfaced after Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) Chairman Shrikant Madhav Vaidya shared a picture of his employee with his daughter, who secured a seat at IIT Kanpur for higher studies.
Arya, who hails from Kerala, is the daughter of IOC customer attendant S Rajagopalan. Quoting Mathrubhumi, the Indian Express reported that Rajagopalan has been working at the IOC fueling station at Payyanur in Kannur district for the past twenty years, while his mother KK Shobhana works at Bajaj Motors.
The report said that Arya will pursue M.Tech in petrochemical engineering from IIT Kanpur.
Sharing the news, Vaidya tweeted, “I share an inspiring story of Arya, daughter of Mr. Rajagopalan, Customer Attendant of IndianOil. Arya has made us proud by getting into IIT Kanpur. Good luck and way to go Arya. .
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 garnered 14,000 likes and 1,574 retweets.
Soon, the tweet went viral and netizens showered and congratulated Arya on her entry. Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Hardeep Singh Puri also took the opportunity to praise Arya’s hard work.
Puri wrote, “Arya Rajagopal has made his father Shri Rajagopal ji and indeed all of us involved in the country’s energy sector 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@IndianOilcl https://t.co/eiU3U5q5Mj pic.twitter.com/eDTGFhFTcS
— Hardeep Singh Puri (@HardeepSPuri) October 6, 2021
Here’s a look at some of the responses:
Brilliant achievement of humble daughter of hardworking father.
— Sharad Tomp (@SharadTonpe) 8 October 2021
fir fuel https://t.co/jqzqXbRR5f
— manikantan t (@manikantan t4) 8 October 2021
Not only the energy sector, he has made the country proud. No dream goes away if there is a will. https://t.co/zERyzTjRdM
— ss (@soumyasarkar007) 8 October 2021
Even though Arya’s academic prowess has recently gone viral, according to Mathrubhumi, she has been a prolific performer throughout her school.