Rahul Gandhi keeps his word, sends shoes to sprinter

Updated - March 11, 2021 12:28 pm IST

Published - March 11, 2021 02:51 am IST - Nagercoil

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, who met 12-year-old Antony Felix when he made an unscheduled stop at a roadside bakery in Paraikode village on the Nagercoil-Thiruvananthapuram Highway on March 1, had promised him a pair of sports shoes after the boy told him that he was a sprinter.

The Class 5 student’s joy knew no bounds when a courier with sports shoes, sent by Mr. Gandhi, landed.

Can you run faster than me, the Congress leader asked a young Antony when he saw him at the bakery last week. With a little chuckle the boy, studying in class 5, told him that he could outrun him. Impressed with the boy’s prompt reaction, Mr. Gandhi promised to send him a pair of running shoes and asked him for his shoe size.


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