Thursday, 1 June 2017

Bhutta-Seller Boy From Kolkata Scores 87% In ICSE, Strangers Join Hands To Pay For His Tuition

No dream is too big if you are willing to put your heart and soul to pursue it and this 16-year-old Kolkata boy's story is proof.
Vivek Agarwal spends evenings selling bhutta/ corn on the roadside and he scored an exceptional 87 % on his tenth board exams, no mean feat for someone who is juggling work with studies.
According to a Telegraph report, Agarwal who is a student at the Union Chapel School skipping even a day's work puts a financial strain on his family, despite that he never 'compromises on his study hours.'
The boy who aspires to study engineering is faced with a challenge is to get into Class XI in another school. But fortunately, that's been taken care of. Thanks to good Samaritans who have come forward to finance Vivek's education.
The bishop of the Calcutta Diocese of the Church of North India has offered him free admission to St. Paul Mission School, located in Kolkata and The La Martiniere schools has offered to pay for his books, reports Telegraph.
"Wherever our students are they should receive proper education. It is commendable that this boy is selling corn without any prejudice and without any kind of embarrassment," Reverend Biswas told the daily.
His parents who struggled to pay Vivek's fee in installments at the Union Chapel, had tears of joy when he got into another school for free.