Career prospects might nip in the bud for the meritorious

Bolangir: In an absolute irony, an exceptionally meritorious student belonging to a poor family is facing an uncertain future. His career ambitions may nip in the bud, if financial assistance is not extended in time.  

Chandrasekhar Sahu hailing from Bolangir’s Sikabahanga village has topped CBSE (+2) examination scoring above 95 per cent marks. 

The news of his success story brought cheers to his family members and the villagers, but the happiness was short-lived for his parents as they were stricken by the reality of their poor financial status.

A student of Belpada Navodaya School, Sahu wants to be a doctor. His father who ekes out his livelihood and manages his family as a daily labourer is completely unable to give him any financial support.

“I scored 95.2 per cent of marks in class XII and 96. 4 in class X. I also bagged 900th rank in the JEE medical entrance exam. I want to be doctor, but have no money to get admission,” said Sahu.

Forget about Sahu’s career which might not take off, in the absence of money, he is yet to get his certificates from the school as he has not been able to pay Rs 10,000 as dues.  

“Because of lack of money, I am not being able to get his certificate from school, if I get some financial assistance from the government, I can help my son with his further studies,” said Sahu’s father. 

As the OTV team contacted the district collector, he expressed his willingness to give Sahu the financial assistance to further his career.

 “We will give him the required financial assistance which would help in his studies and career,” said Collector, Bolangir, Sailendra Narayan Dey.