Labour Love: Farm Worker’s Son Cracks IIT Exam

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Kendrapara(Samaya Bureau): Bikash Das, the son of a farm labourer from a non-descript village in Jagatsinghpur district has cleared the Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced), clinching 582 rank in the Scheduled Caste (SC) category. Bikash would now take admission in an Indian Institute of Technology(IIT).

An elated Bijoy Das,father of Bikash said, “Bikash never studied in an English medium school. He received his education at the primary and high school in the village and was always good in academics.”

“I am a farm labourer. I toil in the field to earn my livelihood. Despite severe financial crisis, my son’s education was my most precious objective.From his primary school days, he showed brilliance in studies in Manapur Upper Primary school. I saved money for his studies. I am really extremely happy now,” Das said.

“My father is my inspiration, guide and philosopher”said Bikash. “He sweated it out to financially support me in my studies. He never made me feel the pangs of poverty. Whatever I have achieved today is only because of him,” Bikash said.