Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today lauded 8-year-old Aamir Shoaib for getting his gambler father arrested for his addiction.
"Aamir has shown courage and set an example by walking up to the police station to request police to act against a gambling den," Chouhan tweeted.
"By getting his own father arrested and ensuring that the gambling den got closed, Aamir has set an example of social responsibility for others to emulate," he said.
After failing to persuade his father Aqueel, a resident of Mandsaur district, to give up gambling, the boy mustered the courage to complain to police on January 3, police said.
The class III student also guided them to the spot where gambling was going on, which led to the arrest of the gamblers including his father, they said.
"Madhya Pradesh is proud of the little boy who has put into practice bookish knowledge at such a tender age. I wish him best wishes for his bright future," the Chief Minister
Impressed by the boy's courage, his school Principal Surendra Dabkara said, "We are proud of Aamir Shoaib and will honour him on the occasion of Republic Day."