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Kuwait NRI student gives prize money of Rs 18000 to PM Modi for donation to Army Welfare Fund

Riddhiraj Kumar an NRI living in Kuwait presented a cheque of Rs 18,000 to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi as donation for the Army Welfare Fund on Thursday evening.


  |  Updated On : August 03, 2017 10:12 PM
Riddhiraj Kumar an NRI living in Kuwait presents cheque to PM Modi as donation for Army Welfare Fund. (Source: Tweet)

Riddhiraj Kumar an NRI living in Kuwait presents cheque to PM Modi as donation for Army Welfare Fund. (Source: Tweet)

New Delhi :  

A class III student and an NRI living in Kuwait, Riddhiraj Kumar, presented a cheque of Rs 18,000 to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi as donation for the Army Welfare Fund on Thursday evening.

PMO India tweeted about the donation made by Kumar to the Prime Minister. He was accompanied by his mother.

PMO India  tweet read, “Riddhiraj Kumar, a youngster from Kuwait met PM and presented a cheque of Rs 18,000 for the Indian Army Welfare Fund.”

Second tweet from the PMO India said, “The amount Riddhiraj donated was the amount he won in the international Bench Mark Test for Improving Learning Award for Excellence.”

Kumar had won total of 80 Kuwait Dinars (Rs18,000) as prize money from ACER. He won the International Bench Mark Test for Improving Learning Award for Excellence conducted by the Australian Council for Education Research. He excelled both in Mathematics and Science.

The NRI donater is a student of Indian Educational School, Kuwait.

Indian prime minister congratulated Riddhiraj for his generosity and his excellence performance in academics.

First Published: Thursday, August 03, 2017 09:52 PM


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