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Press Trust Of India
Chennai, January 24, 2013
Lauding the achievement of the daughter of an auto-rickshaw driver from the state who topped the nationwide Chartered Accountant examinations, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa today announced an award of Rs. 10 lakh for her. "I extend my hearty greetings to Prema, who hails from a poor family but has overcome hurdles to achieve the tall feat of clearing CA exams," Jayalalithaa said in a statement here.

With a view to honouring the Mumbai-based Prema, who has made the Tamil community 'proud,' Jayalalithaa announced an incentive of Rs. 10 lakh to her by the government and wished her all success in life and that she brought more laurels to the country.

DMK President M Karunanidhi and Union Minister and Congress leader G K Vassan have already announced cash rewards to the girl.