Saturday, June 20, 2015

Two brothers from Pratapgarh, UP, who cleared IIT exams got helping hands

Raju (18) and Brijesh (19), sons of a daily wager, have cleared the IIT Advanced examinations earlier this week but faced financial odds to pursue their dream.
Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi, today(20th June'15), spoke to two brothers over the phone and assured them all help.
"Congratulations to all those who cracked the IIT. Spoke to Brijesh & Raju from Pratapgarh on their tremendous success against all odds,(1/2)" Gandhi said on Twitter.

Proud of the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas for discovering talent from rural areas and giving them such a wonderful springboard." Both Raju and Brijesh studied at Navodaya Vidyalaya of Pratapgarh(2/2)
According to media reports, the father of the two students, Dharamraj Saroj, was in need of Rs 1 lakh to pay for his sons' admission fees.
Sanitation NGO Sulabh International on Saturday announced financial assistance and support to two brothers of Pratapgarh to pursue higher studies in the IITs.  its founder Bindeshwari Pathak decided to bear the cost of their admission and further studies.
Earlier too Sulabh International had given Rs. five lakh to Lucknow's child prodigy Sushma who cleared her high school exam at the age of seven and took admission in post-graduation at the age of 13. Sulabh also supported Tathagat Tulsi, the child prodigy from Bihar. Tathagat now teaches in IIT-Mumbai.
Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani also on Saturday waived the admission fees for two brothers and tweeted in response to a tweet of Rati Parker, urging the government to help the boys.
"Informed family that registration fees will be waived off and will be eligible for scholarships that cover tuition, mess and other charges,"

Both brothers cleared the IIT test at 167 and 410 positions.

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