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Boy shines in Madhyamik

Alipurduar, May 23: The son of a rickshaw puller has scored 70 per cent in the Class X Madhyamik exam, the results of which were declared yesterday.

Biswajit Barman, 17, is a resident of Ghagra village, around 4km from here. He is a student of Ghagra High School near Alipurduar.

“I needed a separate teacher for English and Geography but my father could not afford it and the same teacher would teach me Bengali, English, history and geography. On a number of occasions, my father could not even buy me a pen or a notebook, but I had to manage. I want to become a teacher and provide tuition to poor students free of cost,” said Biswajit.

“I wanted to study science but our financial condition does not permit me to do so. Apart from studies, I like to play cricket and football,” he said.

Biswajit would study under a kerosene lamp, as there is no electricity in his thatched hut. Biswajit also has a sister who studies in Class VII.

The boy has scored 84 in Bengali, 60 in English, 70 in math, 61 in psychology, 70 in life science, 75 in history and 70 in geography.

Bharati Barman, Biswajit’s mother, said: “My husband is a rickshaw puller and earns Rs 100 a day. He is 55 years old and because of his age, he often fails to run the rickshaw. My son is always calm and quiet and never demands anything from us.”