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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  1. A
    Oct 26, 2016 at 11:46 am
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      Amresh Kumar
      Oct 26, 2016 at 2:33 pm
      This effort of that 10 yr old boy will become inspiration of billions across the country!
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      Nazeer Hussain
      Oct 26, 2016 at 11:45 pm
      Is 2600 cores of tax payers money not enough per annum ??? Why the people pollute such holy river with corps and other things when they see that the holy river has to be cleaned by humans money
      1. J
        Oct 26, 2016 at 1:53 pm
        River Ganga. Sorry.
      2. J
        Oct 26, 2016 at 1:53 pm
        Wow.. Great. Thankyou for reaching out to most of our indian citizens Mr.Prime Minister. We r happy to have you. You will continue to inspire many more shashank throughout our country. Most importantly, the msg in the letter. River gang is so unique to our country with its vast history, we should clean it with as much effort as possible and as soon as possible. Thankyou.
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          Mohammed Mohammed
          Oct 26, 2016 at 2:45 pm
          Is the PMO acknowledging that it is money that is stopping the ganga from being cleansed? Is there dearth of funds with the so called super power, the shining star in the gloomy world, that a kid needs to pay his earned money to get the job done?
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            Desh bhakt.
            Oct 30, 2016 at 6:55 pm
            Kedar, why are you surprised ? His name and comments are completely in sync. These fellows get brainwashed by their Madras and it does not matter if they are educated or not. The educated ones write hate comments in the social media and the uneducated ones openly spit venom on us.
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