Video of 12-year-old Telangana boy selling newspapers goes viral, KTR admires his courage

by Blog | 24-09-2021 | 413 views

Inspired by former President APJ Abdul Kalam, a 12-year-old boy in Telangana's Jagtial started working as a paperboy to ease pressure on his parents and support his studies. The boy's effort has been praised by state minister KT Rama Rao (KTR).

On Twitter, KTR shared the video of 12-year-old Sri Prakash, who could be seen vending newspapers on his bicycle. “Loved this video from Jagtial Town. This young lad a government school student called Jai Prakash; loved his confidence, composure and clarity of thought and expression. He says what’s wrong in working while studying and goes on to say it’ll keep him in good stead in future,” KTR said in the tweet.

Sri Prakash is a class 6 student and has been working as a paperboy since class 3. His father Pratap Veer is a driver while his mother Anusha runs the ladies' emporium.

His mother said that her son decided to earn money by himself and bear all his expenses.Sri Prakash is inspired by the late former President of India, APJ Abdul Kalam, who also worked as a paperboy when he was 10-years-old.

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