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PM's 96-year-old mother Heeraben Modi visits bank to exchange currency

Gujrat, Gandhinagar: 96-year-old Heeraben Modi, the mother of Narendra modi, today  Set an example for the young Indians by joining the bank queues to exchange her currency notes.

She visited the Oriental Bank of Commerce branch located in Gandhinagar in Ahmedabad and got Rs 4,500 exchanged. Wearing a cotton saree of white colour, Heeraben's visit came a week after PM Modi announced demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes in order to put a full stop on the circulation of black money in the country.

PM Modi's mother later displayed the note of Rs 2000 to the journalists. Heeraben Modi has indeed set an example for all those standing in unending queues at the banks, post offices and outside ATMs.

People can deposit and exchange the old currency notes till December 31, 2016. The bank employees are working for 12 hours a day and are also made to sacrifice their off days on weekend. Following the decision of PM, some people are hailing his move while others are criticizing it for the inconvenience they have to face.