Puducherry, May 14 (PTI) An eight-year-old school
student here has donated Rs 25,000 of her savings to the poor
who are struggling due to the COVID-19 lockdown.
Dhiya, who dreams of becoming an IAS officer, has been
saving the money to buy a laptop for preparation for the
civil service exam, sources in the Collectorate here said.
But, she was moved by the plight of the poor who
haven''t had a morsel to keep them going till the lockdown
So, she decided to use her small savings to buy
provisions, essential goods and others for distribution to
the suffering artists, drivers and other sections of people
reeling under poverty, the sources said.
With the consent of her parents, the third standard
girl spent the amount on the commodities and distributed them
to the poor sections. She had saved the money given to her as
a gift from her parents and relatives on various occasions.
On hearing about the humanitarian attitude of the girl,
the Puducherry Collector T Arun invited her and her parents
to his office on Thursday to felicitate her.
The aspiration of the student to sit in the
collector''s chamber was also fulfilled, as Arun let her see
for herself how an IAS official functions.
With a broad smile andamid applause by all those
present including her parents, the girl got a hands-on
experience of what it means to be a civil service official.
Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by Outlook staff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: PTI
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