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IES student donates prize money to Indian Army Welfare Fund
August 5, 2017, 1:27 pm
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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 on Thursday and presented a cheque for the amount, the PMO said.

He had won KD 80, 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.

Source: Times of India

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