Kolkata/Burdwan: When Rakhiaj Mollah of Mathurapur in South 24 Parganas learnt about his result at the Madhyamik examination, there was a tinge of regret. Despite scoring 681, he had missed the 10th rank by barely 2 marks.
His father Alauddin, a daily labourer, was delighted that his son had done so well but he, too, had worries. “How do I sustain Rakhiaj’s studies?” he wondered. Cyclone Amphan that devastated parts of Mathurapur, left the family house in ruins.
The anxiety was over an hour later when Chandan Maity, the headmaster of Krishnachandrapur High School, turned up at his house and assured the family of taking are of Rakhiaj’s education.
“Rakhiaj wants to become a doctor and it will be my school’s privilege and my personal pride to help him achieve the goal,” the headmaster told TOI.
In East Burdwan’s Kalna, Anwesha Bhattacharjee scored 683. A farmer’s daughter, she, too, plans to study medicine and become a doctor. Rakhiaj and Anwesha got above 97%.
“My family doesn’t have the means to fund my studies. If I get a sponsor, I will study medicine after Class XII. Otherwise, I will graduate in a general stream,” she said.
Her father, a vegetable vendor, is hopeful someone generous will reach out to the family and help the bright girl fulfil her dreams.
Bhattacharjee, whose studies at Kalna Bhairabnala SKUS High School located 5km away from her home, cycles to school and back daily. She may not have to pedal for quite sometime now with the pandemic forcing schools to shift to online teaching.
Source: Times of India