After mediocre start, determined ndeswar scored big to enter Dhanbad ISM
By Our Staff Reporter
Guwahati, July 22: It is an extraordiry story of an ordiry village youngster. The odds were all stacked up against ndeswar Kramsa, a Karbi boy from Xamukjuli, just adjacent to Bhimajuli in Biswath Chariali subdivision.
His village, plagued by poverty and lack of basic health and education infrastructure, has often been in the news for wrong reasons. From witch-hunts and inter-state border skirmishes to killing sprees by militants, life for ndeswar was a struggle from birth. Worse, he lost his mother at the tender age of four, after which he was brought up by his paterl uncle Kabiram and aunt Kabita. ndeswar spent his childhood in a shanty, sharing a congested room with his uncle and aunt, with little time and setting for serious study. At Xamukjuli LP School, or at Tinikhuti ME and HS school, ndeswar's academic results were not much impressive. However, a dismal Grade III in his HS first year exams at Biswath Chariali College proved to be a turning point in his life.
"Those results seemed to have changed the boy. He appeared determined to do something. He devoted more time for studies. It was as if he was starting to pursue a goal," said a villager.
He cleared the higher secondary examition in first division and then went for a free IIT coaching organized at Dibrugarh.
Filly, ndeswar's efforts yielded results. He cracked the Indian School of Mines Dhanbad entrance examition. Admission for the 4-year B.Tech programme is done through IIT- JEE (Joint Entrance Examition). ndeswar secured 682 rank in the exams.
ISM Dhanbad will be converted into a full-fledged Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) soon. ndeswar left Guwahati for Dhanbad yesterday to join the premier institution. As soon as the news spread, people from neighbouring areas began flocking to ndeswar's residence. "We are proud for him. We are sure he will realize his dream one day. He is an inspiration for students in poor villages like ours. He has proved that poverty can never be an obstruction in the way of success if you are dedicated to your dreams," said a villager.