Dubai boy donates cash award to Clean India Project


Dubai: Pranav Sreekumar, an Indian student in Dubai, used to get disturbed by seeing unhygienic conditions in some streets in Mumbai during his holidays.

When he received a good amount as cash prize for his academic excellence, the 10-year-old boy wanted to do his bit in improving the situation back home.

A grade six student of Indian International School, Pranav donated Rs50,000 (Dh2,778) that he received from an academic award to the Swatch Bharath Abhiyan (Clean India Project) of the Indian government.

The money was a portion of the cash prize he received for winning the Shaikh Hamdan Award for Educational Excellence.

He handed over the money to Sushma Swaraj, India’s minister for external affairs, in New Delhi on Thursday.


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