'She is an inspiration to our society', PM Modi extols prolific singer Geeta Rabri for her dedication

News Bharati    09-Jul-2019
New Delhi, July 9: “She is an inspiration to our society..”, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi praising Gujarati folk singer Geeta Rabri yesterday who dedicated him a song she had written for him back in year 2017.
 
Taking to twitter post meet, PM Modi said that Rabari was a young and prolific singer from Gujarat, whose works had enthralled Gujaratis globally! “I remember encouraging her to pursue singing when she was a child and today, I had the opportunity to interact with her. It was wonderful to know more about her experiences”, he said.

  
Further blessing her for her future endeavours, he said, “People like Geeta Rabari inspire our society. Belonging to a humble background, she dedicatedly pursued her passion of singing and excelled. I am deeply impressed by her efforts to popularise Gujarati folk music among youngsters”.
 
Shooting to fame for her song ‘Rona Sherma’, that fetched over 25 crore views on YouTube, Rabri claimed that PM Modi had met her when she was a child and had also given her Rs 250 in a bid to encourage her to pursue singing.
 
"I first met him when I was a child. We're Maldhari people who live in jungles. My father received a postcard of 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao', after which he sent me to school”, she said yesterday.