A retried Air Force officer has donated Rs 17 lakh to a school where his wife taught for more than two decades, the Defence Ministry said in a statement Wednesday.
Wing Commander (retd) JP Baduni lost his wife Vidhu Baduni due to a cardiac arrest in February this year.
Vidhu Baduni was a teacher in the Air Force Golden Jubilee Institute at Subroto Park in Delhi for a period of 21 Years.
“In her memory, her husband Wg Cdr (Retd) JP Baduni donated a sum of Rs 17 lakhto the school she had served,” the statement said.
Poonam S Rampal, principal of theAir Force Golden Jubilee Institute, said part of the donation, Rs 10 lakh, would be used for awarding scholarships and prizes to students of classes V to XI, achieving meritorious excellence in the field of academics every year. The other part would go towards the infrastructure development of the primary wing of the school.
“The money was exclusively from the savings of his late wife which she had accumulated over the years from the service rendered at the school. He also hoped that this would be a befitting homage to his late wife and would help the deserving students in their pursuance of excellence,” the statement added.