10-Year Old NRI Donates Prize Money To Army Welfare:- A 10-year old NRI boy, Riddhiraj Kumar, living in Kuwait, has donated the entire prize amount of Rs 18,000 that he won in an international test to the Indian Army Welfare Fund.
Kumar, along with his mother, met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and presented a cheque for the amount, the PMO said.
The young lad 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).
Riddhiraj, a class 3 student, from Indian Educational School, Kuwait, excelled both in Mathematics and Science, for Middle East, to win the prize money.
The PMO said in a statement that the Prime Minister congratulated Riddhiraj for his generosity and excellence in academics. The prime minister also learnt that the boy has several innovative projects to his name. The young boy’s mother Krupa Bhatt told PM Modi that she is working on “Every Child is Genius Project”.
Moreover, on identifying talents of the children, free seminars for the teachers in India are also being organized, it said.
She was congratulated by PM Modi, for the commitment showing in spreading innovative learning projects.
This was not Riddhiraj’s first meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Riddhiraj had got the opportunity to meet Mr Modi, who was then the chief minister of Gujarat, in 2013, when he was just six years old.
At six years of age, Riddhiraj Kumar, was able to name the 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.