NRI student donates prize money to Army welfare
Riddhiraj Kumar, a Class 3 student and an NRI living in Kuwait, donated to the Indian Army Welfare Fund the entire prize amount of Rs 18,000 that he won in an international test..
NEW DELHI: Riddhiraj Kumar, a Class 3 student and an NRI living in Kuwait, donated to the Indian Army Welfare Fund the entire prize amount of Rs 18,000 that he won in an international test.
Kumar, along with his mother, met Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Thursday and presented a cheque for the amount, the PMO said.
He had won 80 KD (Kuwait Dinars), equal to Rs 18,000, as prize money in the International Bench Mark Test for Improving Learning Award for Excellence conducted by the Australian Council for Education Research (ACER).
A student from Indian Educational School, Kuwait, Riddhiraj excelled both in Mathematics and Science, for Middle East, to win the prize money.
The prime minister congratulated Riddhiraj for his generosity and excellence in academics, the PMO said in a statement.
The prime minister also learnt that the boy has several innovative projects to his name.
The student's mother Krupa Bhatt told PM Modi that she is working on 'Every Child is Genius Project' and organising free seminars for the teachers in India, on identifying talents of the children, it said.
PM Modi also congratulated her for the commitment showing in spreading innovative learning projects.
Riddhiraj Kumar, at six years of age, was able to name of states of India blindfolded by just feeling the shapes of the map and was able to list out all the countries of the world in just 90 seconds, according to reports.
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