A 10-year-old boy from Jabalpur suffering from Progeria was made chairman of the (MPSCPCR) for a day on Friday.
Shreyansh Waghmare had expressed his wish to visit Bhopal, and hence, a trip was arranged by the Commission.
Progeria is a progressive genetic disorder which causes a child to age rapidly.
प्रोजेरिया पीड़ित 12 वर्षीय श्रेयस को मप्र बाल आयोग का एक दिन का अध्यक्ष बनाये जाने पर जो खुशी उसके चेहरे पर थी, वह अभिभूत करने वाली थी। pic.twitter.com/z2u5tqF15L— ShivrajSingh Chouhan (@ChouhanShivraj) March 24, 2017
"Shreyansh had expressed desire to visit Bhopal. So we decided to make him the Commission chairman for a day to make him happy," MPSCPCR chairman Dr Raghvendra Sharma told PTI.
Shreyansh took part in a programme here as the MPSCPCR chairman, Sharma said.
His father Arvind Waghmare said his son was very happy on Friday.
"We have taken him to a hospital in Nagpur where doctors told him that this disease is incurable. Such kids live less, and therefore, it is always better to keep them as happy as possible," Waghmare said.
He further said Shreyansh's twin brother Siddhanth is absolutely normal and they both study in class V.
प्रोजेरिया से प्रभावित प्रिय श्रेयस को बाल आयोग का एक दिन का अध्यक्ष बनने की बधाई और अच्छे स्वास्थ्य के लिए शुभकामनाएँ देता हूँ। pic.twitter.com/rKOfsMk0ix— ShivrajSingh Chouhan (@ChouhanShivraj) March 24, 2017
श्रेयस अब हमारा बच्चा है, प्रदेश का बेटा है। इसके बेहतर स्वास्थ्य और इलाज की ज़िम्मेदारी अब हमारी है। सम्पूर्ण व्यय राज्य सरकार उठायेगी। pic.twitter.com/xXCQFcX5gs— ShivrajSingh Chouhan (@ChouhanShivraj) March 24, 2017
"Shreyansh is a normal kid in school but gets irritated occasionally when someone tries to pull his cap. He goes to school daily and takes interest in studies," he said.
Progeria was highlighted by director R Balki in his film "Paa" where Amitabh Bachchan had essayed the role of a child with Progeria.
Shreyansh, Waghmare says, is a huge fan of Bachchan and has expressed his desire to meet the legendary actor.
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