This 9-Year-Old Asked for an Unusual Birthday Gift

What did you ask your parents to gift you on your 9th birthday?

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This girl donated 30 CCTV cameras to Chennai city
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What did you ask your parents to gift you on your 9th birthday?

A cute doll? A cool new gadget or a lovely dress?

Nine-year-old S. Srihita from Chennai not only saved up Rs 1.5 lakhs for her birthday celebrations, but used the money to donate 30 CCTV cameras to the city!

Going by this Times Now report, Srihita was inspired to buy CCTV cameras after attending a meeting organised by the Chennai police where they spoke of the importance in having CCTV cameras to make the city safer. A few days later, the little girl asked her dad to buy 30 CCTV cameras and donate it to the police department.

This 9-Year-Old Asked for an Unusual Birthday Gift
(Photo Courtesy: The Hindu.)

Along with the Chennai police staff, social media is lauding her efforts.

I was speaking to Sathyanarayana about CCTV cameras. He may have then spoken about it at home. She spoke to me over the phone and later told her dad that she wanted to donate her birthday savings to the police.
H. Krishnamoorthy, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Royapettah to The Hindu.

Srihita was fascinated by the police department’s ‘Third Eye’ project that makes use of CCTV cameras to keep an eye on suspects. Through a public-private partnership, the program aims to install CCTV cameras at every 50 meters interval in Chennai city.

Krishnamoorthy further added how Srihita is a big fan of former IPS officer Kiran Bedi and aims to be like her one day.

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