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‘Modi suit’ owner to donate Rs 200 crore for education of 10,000 girls

'Modi suit' owner to donate Rs 200 crore for education of 10,000 girls

New Delhi: Surat-based diamond baron Lalji Patel, who had bought Prime Ministert Narendra Modi’s famed ‘Narendra Damodardas Modi’ monogrammed suit or Rs 4.31 crore, has announced that he would donate Rs 200 crore to 10,000 girls (Rs 2 lakh each) across the country.

Patel aka Badsahah made the announcement, Tuesday, at Vatsalya Gram in Vrindavan, near Mathura. Vatsalya Gram is a charitable trust that encourages child sponsorship to help needy children.

Badshah said that he would launch the program from Surat on March 13 when parents of 10,000 girls selected from across the country will be paid Rs 2 lakhs each.

The philanthropist said that this his small contribution to union government’s big mission – ‘beti bachao, beti padhao’.

Last year, Patel had gifted bonds of Rs 2 lakh each to 5000 newborn girls of Patidar community in Gujarat.

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