10-year-old Indian-origin girl scout honoured by Trump for donations to COVID-19 frontline workers

A 10-year-old Indian-American girl scout was honoured, along with two others, by US President Donald Trump on Friday for their efforts to help people on the frontlines of the battle against COVID-19. 

10-year-old Sravya Annappareddy was among three girl scouts to be honoured for their donation to COVID-19 frontline workers. Photo courtesy: Twitter/@VPSecretariat
10-year-old Sravya Annappareddy was among three girl scouts to be honoured for their donation to COVID-19 frontline workers. Photo courtesy: Twitter/@VPSecretariat

At a ceremony at the White House Rose Garden to honour coronavirus crisis heroes, Sravya Annappareddy, along with Laila Khan and Lauren Matney, from Troop 744 based out of Elkridge, Maryland, were lauded for their donation of  100 boxes of Girl Scouts cookies to local firefighters, doctors and nurses.

The honour for Annappareddy, a Telugu girl born in the US, drew praise from Indian Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu as well who tweeted, “Happy that her parents raised her with Indian values epitomising the age-old philosophy of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam.”

The Girl Scouts also sent 200 personalised greeting cards to healthcare workers fighting COVID-19 pandemic in the US, which has been the worst affected country in the world.

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