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10-yr-old Chennai kid sent Rs 1,000 to PM Narendra Modi to clean Ganga, and got a reply too!

G Shashank had won the amount in a school competition.

By: Express Web Desk | Published:October 26, 2016 2:52 pm
G Shashank sent Rs 1000 for Clean Ganga project G Shashank sent Rs 1000 for Clean Ganga project

Prime Minister Narendra Modi seems to inspire children a lot. Remember Harshvardhan whom he had mentioned during his last Mann Ki Baat address? The boy had started studying three hours extra daily in the hope of contributing to the nation in his own way. Unfortunately, however, Harshvardhan became famous on the Internet for all the wrong reasons.

But in a heartwarming gesture, a 10-year-old student from Chennai, inspired by Prime Minister’s Clean Ganga Project, contributed Rs 1,000 towards the mission. And what’s will melt your heart is the the fact that the boy, G Shashank, had won the amount in a school competition. He sent the money along with a letter in which he wrote “Ganga is a religious river” and we should do everything in our capacity to protect it. He also wrote that he uses everything “natural” and doesn’t use plastic or polyethene bags.

The letter and the money sent by the kid reached the PM who acknowledged it’s receipt and appreciated Shashank for his effort. In a letter sent to him by the Under Secretary, it was mentioned that the “Prime Minister appreciates this thoughtful gesture and conveys gratitude” and that “this valuable contribution will be of immense help”.

The information was shared by a Twitter user who claims to know the boy through a friend.

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