New Delhi: An 10-year-old Indian-origin boy, who lives in Kuwait, has donated Rs 18,000 to the Indian Army Welfare Fund. Riddhiraj Kumar had won 80 Kuwait Dinars as prize money for the International Bench Mark Test for Improving Learning Award for Excellence from the Australian Council for Education Research.
Today, Riddhiraj Kumar, along with his mother, met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi and handed him a cheque of Rs. 18,000.
PM Modi congratulated Riddhiraj for his generosity and excellence in academics. He also tweeted:
To which Riddhiraj replied by thanking him:
This was not Riddhiraj's first meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In 2013, when he was just six years old, Riddhiraj had got the opportunity to meet Mr Modi, who was then the chief minister of Gujarat.
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.