Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh on Thursday awarded a good Samaritan woman auto driver of the state on Thursday.

Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh on Thursday awarded a good Samaritan woman auto driver of the state on Thursday.

Laibi Oinam, a woman auto driver from Pangei, ferried a girl, who was cured of COVID-19 at a hospital here, back to her home in Kamjong district.

“Glad to honour and hand over a cash reward of Rs 1,10,000 to Smt Laibi Oinam, an auto driver from Pangei who took the trouble to take the discharged girl from JNIMS (Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences) covering 8 hours journey to Kamjong on midnight of May 31. She truly exemplifies hard work and service above self,” the Chief Minister tweeted.

The award was sponsored by a few entrepreneurs of Manipur along with Manipuri diaspora in the US, the UK, Canada and Singapore.

Laibi, who has two sons, is the sole breadwinner of the family.

A documentary film based on her life titled Auto Driver won many accolades, including the best social issue film in the non-feature category at the 63rd National Film Awards in 2015 and Best Short Documentary in the audience choice category at the 2017 Women’s Voices Now Film Festival.

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