A Rajasthani boy with disabilities has donated his national prize money to the PM-CARES fund

JAIPUR: In a noble gesture, a 17-year-old boy with a different disability who suffers from a life-threatening illness has donated Rs 2 lakh which he received as a cash prize for winning two national awards to help relief efforts in the fight against COVID - 19.

Hridayeshwar Singh Bhati, who is India's youngest patent holder with 7 inventions, including 3 patents to his name, received two national awards from the Government of India with a cash prize of Rs 1 lakh each.

He decided to contribute the amount of Rs 2 lakh to the PM-CARES fund in view of the spread of the coronavirus.

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The country gave so much and now, this is the time for me to contribute and therefore returned the Rs 2 lakh prize money and contributed to the PM-CARES relief fund. Certificates and medals are the true awards that are with me, he said.

Tied to a wheelchair, Bhati received the national award from Vice President Venkaiah Naidu under the category of India's Most Creative and Inventive Child in December last year and was awarded to him by Prime Minister Rashtriya Bal Shakti Puraskar in January of this year. year.

Bhati suffers from duchenne muscular dystrophy, a genetic disorder characterized by progressive muscle degeneration and weakness. He invented circular chess in 2013 and became the youngest patent holder in the country.

He also invented 12- and 60-player circular chess and obtained patents for them. He has contributed to the modification of the ramp for motor vehicle accessibility in two vehicles, Sudoku 16X16 and has also filed patents for them.