An 11-year-old boy on Saturday stole the limelight in Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s ancestral village of Kalyan Bigaha in Nalanda district by grabbing the visiting dignitary’s consideration within the midst of a big crowd, and sought help for his schooling.
The chief minister was in Kalyan Bigaha, as he’s on each dying anniversary of his spouse Manju Sinha whose statue he garlands inside a park named after his father Kaviraj Ramlakhan Singh.
He was passing by means of a barricaded pathway, waving at individuals and accepting petitions from those that wished to deliver their grievances to his discover when the boy, hailing from a close-by village below the identical Harnaut block as Kalyan Bigaha, referred to as out to him with folded fingers.
“Sir, I want your help for my schooling. My father doesn’t assist me,” cried Sonu Kumar. The chief minister’s facial features modified shortly from bemusement to grave concern and he ordered the officers accompanying him to hearken to the grievances of the kid.
Vaibhav Srivastava, the Deputy Growth Commissioner who’s officiating because the District Collector, heard intently the story of the kid, accompanied by a village elder who vouched for the boy’s “meritoriousness”.
Later, he narrated his story to the information chunk hungry journalists with a poise outstanding for his tender age.
“I research at a authorities college. The instructing requirements are pathetic. My arithmetic trainer has an issue with numbers and can’t handle fundamental English,” stated Sonu.
The boy stated he aspired to develop into a high-rank officer, perhaps even an IAS, however the poor customary of schooling and apathy of his household got here in his method.
“My father sells dairy gadgets for a dwelling. However he couldn’t care much less about my schooling. No matter he earns he squanders on liquor and toddy,” claimed the kid, in what might be a humiliation for the chief minister’s much-touted prohibition drive.
The boy, who himself studied at school 6, claimed that he was already giving tuitions to these junior to him to help himself.
Social media customers had been, predictably, moved and whereas for a lot of it was an event to vent spleen in regards to the unhappy state of main schooling in Bihar, many others expressed hope that the boy, who received many hearts along with his gumption and eloquence, would get the chance to understand his potential.
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