Nilambur: Though she waited for about five hours under the scorching sun, Namitha Manoj is all excited for getting a chance to hug AICC general secretary Priyanka Gandhi. Namitha occupied a seat in the front row carrying a portrait of Priyanka Gandhi which she drew herself. As Namitha held the picture high and waved it, Priyanka asked her to come on to the stage.
Namitha was overjoyed after stepping down from the stage. “I drew the picture myself. I never thought Priyanka Gandhi would ask me to come on to the stage. After handing over the picture, I asked her if I can hug her. She hugged me!” Namitha was at loss for words as she was too happy.
A native of Pookottumpadam, Namitha Manoj is learning the art of drawing. “I came early because I love Priyanka Gandhi so much. I arrived at 11 in the morning and got a seat in the front row. Only then I could see her closely, Namitha said. She is the daughter of Manoj and Sandhya from Pookottumpadam. Namitha is a class 7 student.