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Get me admitted in a private school as quality of education in govt school is not up to the mark: Class-6 boy urges Bihar CM

By Madan Kumar | TNN

PATNA: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar remained amazed for a moment on Saturday when an 11-year old boy urged him with folded hands to get him admitted into a private school because the quality of education in the government school of his village (where he studies) was not up to the mark.

Sonu Kumar, a student of class-six, approached Nitish when he was listening to the grievances of co-villagers at his native village Kalyanbigha under Harnaut block of Nalanda district. The CM had gone to his village to pay floral tributes to his wife Manju Kumari Sinha on her 16th death anniversary.

While the CM was listening to the grievances of local people, Sonu approached him with folded hands and said, “Sir, please listen to me for one minute. Please support me in my studies. My guardian does not want to assist me in my studies. Please get me admitted to a private school because the quality of education in my government-run school was not up-to-the mark.”

Nitish remained amazed for a moment after listening to the grievance of the schoolboy. He immediately asked one of the officers accompanying him to make necessary arrangements for the boy’s studies.

Sonu later told media persons that if the state government helps him in his studies, he too can become an IAS or IPS officer.

Sonu, a resident of the neighboring Neema village, had gone to Kalyanbigha on Saturday after he came to know that the CM was arriving at his native village and he (Nitish) would also meet the local people.

Sonu also told the media persons that his father Ranvijay Yadav retails curd at the local market. “But my father spends all his earnings on consuming alcohol. He does not have enough money so that I can get admission in a private school,” the boy said.

Sonu also said he currently gives tuition to nearly 40 children of up to class 5 to meet his own expenses.

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