Narendra Modi takes to philanthropy in Gujarat

May 23 2014, 22:00 IST
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Narendra Modi makes personal contribution to 'empower our daughters'. (Reuters) Narendra Modi makes personal contribution to 'empower our daughters'. (Reuters)
SummaryNarendra Modi has made a personal philanthropic gesture for the girl child in Gujarat.

Narendra Modi has taken to philanthropy. The Prime Minister-designate, after resigning as chief minister of Gujarat yesterday, donated Rs 21 lakh from his personal savings for the education of daughters of drivers and peons working with the Gujarat government.

According to an official press release issued by the Gujarat state information department today, Narendra Modi donated his savings of Rs 21 lakh to set up a corpus fund for daughters of drivers and peons who serve the Gujarat government.

Before leaving for Delhi, Modi hoped that the Gujarat state government would use the fund for the benefit of these girls.

The corpus fund, started with Modi's Rs 21 lakh would be handled by the present Gujarat chief minister and principal secretary, who would form a foundation to collect more funds from the public and widen its scope in future.

Earlier, Modi had raised Rs 89.96 crore by selling all gifts he received when he was the chief minister of Gujarat and the money was used for educating girls in the state, the release said.

Before leaving for Delhi, Modi hoped that the Gujarat government would use the corpus fund for the benefit of these girls.

The fund would be handled by present Chief Minister Anandiben Patel and the principal secretary, who would form a foundation to collect more money from the public and widen its scope in future.

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