Kejriwal provides financial assistance of Rs 1 cr to family of late ‘corona warrior’

New Delhi, May 20 (Agency) Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday provided financial assistance of Rs 1 crore to the family of Corona warrior late Sheoji Mishra, who was a teacher in Delhi government school. Mishra was posted as a TGT English at RSBV, Kalyanwas. The school functioned under COVID-19 duty to facilitate screening, movements, providing food, and temporary stay (night shelter) to the migrant labourers in the school. Mishra got infected by COVID while on his duty on June 4, 2020 and was admitted to the Safdarjung Hospital, where he died on June 7, 2020. Mishra was a resident of Delhi and joined the service in 1999. He is survived by his wife Saroj Mishra and two sons. Mr Kejriwal said that Late Sheoji Mishra was a TGT in English and was posted at RSBV, Kalyanwas, and he continued to serve people till his last breath.

The Delhi Chief Minister said that no life can be valued with money but this financial assistance will provide some ease to the family of the Corona warrior and the Delhi government will also provide his elder son with a job and will stand beside his family for any help they might need in the future. In a statement, Mr Kejriwal said, “Late Shri Sheoji Mishra was a very hardworking and dedicated teacher in our Delhi government school. He passed away after getting infected while being on COVID duty last year. I can understand the pain and grief of his family.