MELBOURNE: A poem on Australia's handling of the pandemic has won nine-year-old Aarin Dang in Melbourne praise from none other than the prime minister himself. In a handwritten note that reached Dang on August 7, PM Scott Morrison has lauded his poetry while adding that the only reason the government was able to cope well with the outbreak was because "Australia is made up of great people like you".
Talking to TOI on Wednesday, the class 4 student said he penned down the verses — which applaud Morrisons commitment to fighting Covid-19 — after his parents encouraged him to follow the news.
"I was impressed with how the prime minister was spreading the message of positivity in these grim times. I took three weeks to write a poem and we emailed it to the PM. I didn't expect a reply but he sent me a letter. I still cant believe it,” said Aarin, who is also the grandson of celebrated wildlife photographer Rajesh Bedi.
Aarins mother, Rashmi Bedi, who owns a swim school, said she motivated her son to watch news so he could better understand how goverRead More – Source