When Vajpayee touched the feet of a TN village woman

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Chennai, Aug 16 (IANS) Tamil Nadu will remember former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee as a very humble person who touched the feet of a woman from a village near Madurai.

It was in 2001, a function in Vigyan Bhavan in Delhi, a village lady by name P. Chinnapillai was to be awarded the Streeshakthi Award for her work in empowering rural women.

She hailed from a small village Pulliseri in Madurai district.

At the time of giving the award, Vajpayee stunned the world by bending down and touching the feet of Chinnapillai for her contribution to women’s empowerment through a non-governmental organisation Dhan Foundation.



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