Kuwait living NRI student Riddhiraj Kumar has presented a cheque of Rs 18,000 to Prime Minister Narendra Modi as donation for Army Welfare Fund.
He won total 80 KD (Kuwait Dinars), equal to his donation, as prize money from ACER. Riddhiraj met Modi along with his mother in New Delhi on Thursday.
Student from Indian Educational School, Kuwait, Riddhiraj won the International Bench Mark Test for Improving Learning Award for Excellence conducted by the Australian Council for Education Research (ACER). He excelled both in Mathematics and Science, for Middle East, to win a total of 80 Kuwait Dinars.
Modi congratulated Riddhiraj for his generosity and excellence in academics. The Prime Minister also learnt that the boy has several innovative projects to his credit.
Krupa Bhatt, mother of the student, told the Prime Minister 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. Prime Minister also congratulated her for the commitment she is showing in spreading innovative learning projects.