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Two sons of a daily-wage worker score IIT entrance under 500 ranks
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Two sons of a daily-wage worker score IIT entrance under 500 ranks

Dharmraj Saroj from Pratpagarh, a daily wage worker from Uttar Pradesh has a lot to celebrate as a farther. Both of his sons have scored very high marks in the IIT entrance examination. Raju secured an All-India rank of 167 while his elder brother Brijesh secured a rank of 410. Both are delighted with their achievement. Financial woes couldn’t stop them making good results. They worked hard and had a history of academic excellence. Both scored over 95% in their 12th, after which they obtained in a scholarship programme. Despite celebrating his sons achievement Dharmaraj is struggling to earn 1 lakh (Rs 30,000 admission fee and Rs 20,000 for the first semester) to get the boys admitted to the country’s best institution. “We are very happy, finally we achieved it, but we are worried about making it, that too before the June 25 counselling date. Banks would give us loans only after we get admission,” Raju told reporters. Brijesh has big dreams; he likes to opt for electrical engineering. After completing engineering he likes to prepare for IAS entrance exam. He wanted to serve his society after becoming district Collector. He believes there is a lot of talent in his village, but sometimes students themselves don’t recognize it or give up because of financial problems.
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