Donald Trump honours Indian girl for gesture towards coronavirus heroes

WION Web Team
NEW DELHI Published: May 18, 2020, 01.45 PM(IST)

US President Donald Trump with Sravya. Photograph:( Twitter )

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Sravya Annappareddy has been honoured by President Donald Trump for donating cookies to nurses and firefighters and sending personalised greeting cards to healthcare workers fighting COVID-19 pandemic in the US, the worst affected country in the world.

A 10-year-old Indian-American girl scout brought laurels to the country after she was honoured by US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump along with other coronavirus crisis heroes for helping the people on the frontlines.

Sravya Annappareddy has been honoured by President Donald Trump for donating cookies to nurses and firefighters and sending personalised greeting cards to healthcare workers fighting COVID-19 pandemic in the US, the worst affected country in the world.

“The men and women we honour today remind us that the bonds that unite us in times of hardship can also raise us to new heights as we reopen and recover and rebuild,” President Trump said in a ceremony in the White House Rose Garden held Friday.

The 10-year-old Telugu girl born in the US was among three girl scouts in that country to be honoured by President Donald Trump on Saturday in White House for applauding COVID front line workers. 

Sravya, along with Laila Khan and Lauren Matney from Troop 744 based out of Elkridge, Maryland, donated 100 boxes of Girl Scouts cookies to local firefighters, doctors and nurses. 

(With inputs from agencies)

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