Uttar Pradesh Chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Monday offered a support of Rs 5 Lakh to 13-year-old Harendra, who's picture went viral on social networking websites in which the 9th standard student could be seen studying while sitting with a weighing scale and his notebooks.
CM Akhilesh Yadav praised Harendra's passion for studies. Harendra whose family is from Etawa's Nangla Chauhan village and lives in Hoshiyarpur village.
Harendra's father Ramgopal earns his living by doing a private job but is physically disabled. To support his father as the financial condition of the family wasn't stable, Harendra would sit on pavement outside the Noida City Centre metro station in the evenings after school.
When a passerby spotted the boy studying while earning his living, he posted a status along with the boy's picture on Facebook, which later went viral.
CM Akhilesh Yadav also offered to support the boy for his studies and felicitated him with a cheque of Rs 5 lakh. Harendra wishes to become an army man when he grows up.
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