Watch: This Uncle Rewards Students for Good Grades in the Most Unique Way

Arun Dua, who runs a fast-food stall in Delhi, has devised an innovative way to reward students after exams.

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Situated in Delhi's Rohini is every student's favourite spot - namely, Arun Kumar Dua's 'Food Point'. Fondly known as 'uncle' by the kids, Dua has devised an innovative way to reward the children who score well in exams - he provides them one free meal and lets them choose any dish from his stall.

This Children's Day, let's watch the story of Arun Dua and what prompted him to come up with this idea:


The Story Behind Dua's Unique Idea 

Food Point, run by Arun, has delicacies just like any other stall, but there's a fascinating story behind setting up the stall. On any given day you will see kids queueing up outside the stall, holding photocopies of their results. Arun provides free meals to students who score more than 60% in their exams. All they need to do is bring a photocopy of their report cards, and they get to eat any item from the menu.

"When a child comes to me with their result and they get to eat anything from the menu, they feel encouraged and think that they can buy a meal on their own rather than taking money from parents".
Arun Kumar Dua, Owner, Food Point

Who Is Arun Dua?

Meet the man behind Food Point.

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Hailing from Haryana's Rohtak, Arun Dua came to Delhi and started working in the property sector. When recession hit his line of work, he joined the fast-food business.

With help from his wife Reena, Arun set up a food joint to sell dishes like Moth Kachori, Kadi Chawal, Rajma Chawal. An interesting thing about their food stall was that all items were priced Rs 10.

When the pandemic hit, Arun's wife fell sick and had to undergo a surgery. Faced with financial difficulties, Arun was forced to sell his shop and the family went back to Rohtak. Friends and family supported the Duas, and they relocated to Delhi to start Food Point.

There, they introduced the concept of providing free food to kids who score more than 60% in their exams.

"More than 60% is the first division. He/she is a topper in my eyes".
Arun Kumar Dua, Owner, Food Point

Every Student's Favourite Spot

Students love Arun Dua and are all praise for the food he and his wife make. Arun also makes sure that the kids are entertained by singing songs from old movies.

Kids eating their favourite delicacies.

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The preparation for the dishes.

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"Uncle uses some different masalas. I come here because the gravy is very tasty and spicy".
Vinamra, Class 7 student

Kids enjoying their food.

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Food Point's Address

Address: F6/65, Sector-16, Rohini, Delhi

Time: 5PM-9:30PM

Cameraperson: Ribhu Chaterjee

Video Editor: Mohd Irshad Alam

Copy Editor: Tanisha Bagchi

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