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Narendra Modi donates Rs 21 lakh for education of daughters of Gujarat drivers, peons

Friday, 23 May 2014 - 8:19pm IST | Place: New Delhi | Agency: PTI

Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi has donated Rs 21 lakh from his personal savings for the education of daughters of drivers and peons working with the Gujarat government.

In posts on social networking site Twitter, he said educating the girl child is an issue which is very close to him.

"As CM, I always looked forward to Kanya Kelavani Abhiyan across Gujarat....Before leaving Gujarat, I gave Rs 21 lakh from my personal savings to educate daughters of drivers and peons working with Gujarat Government," he tweeted.

In another tweet, Modi expressed optimism that "this small contribution will be a part of a corpus fund that will hopefully grow in future and empower our daughters".

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