04-08-2017 12:00 PM | Lathika Saju | My Indian Dream
Prize money for Army Welfare Fund
Riddhiraj Kumar, an NRI living in Kuwait showed his generous side when he donated the entire prize amount of Rs 18,000 that he won in an international test to the Indian Army Welfare Fund.
Riddhiraj Kumar, accompanied by his mother met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday and handed over a cheque for that amount.
The class three student had topped the International Bench Mark Test for Improving Learning Award for Excellence winning 80 KD(Kuwait Dinars), equal to Rs 18,000, as prize money. The test was conducted by the Australian Council For Education Research (ACER)
Riddhiraj is a student of Indian Educational School, Kuwait. He excelled both in Mathematics and Science, for the Middle East, to bag the prize money.
A PMO statement stated that the Prime Minister congratulated Riddhiraj for his generosity and excellence in academics. The PM also came to know that the boy has also created several innovative projects.
The child’s mother, Krupa Bhatt told PM Modi about her ‘'Every Child is Genius Project' and said that she is conducting free seminars for the teachers in India, on identifying talents of the children. She was lauded by PM Modi for the commitment shown in spreading innovative learning projects.
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