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A boy tells Nitish Kumar that he is looking for help with his studies


Nitish Kumar ordered the officials accompanying him to listen to the child (File(

Kalyan Bigaha (Bihar):

An 11-year-old boy stole the show in Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s ancestral village Kalyan Bigaha in Nalanda district on Saturday by catching the attention of the visiting dignitary amidst a large crowd, and asked for support for his education.

The chief minister was in Kalyan Bigaha, on the anniversary of the death of his wife Manju Sinha, whose statue he decorated in a park named after his father Kaviraj Ramlakhan Singh.

He was crossing a barricaded path, greeting people and accepting petitions from those who wanted to air their grievances when the boy, who lives in a nearby village under the same block of Harnaut as Kalyan Bigaha, called out to him with folded hands . hands.

“Sir, I need your support for my education. My father is not helping me,” Sonu Kumar cried.

The Chief Minister then ordered the officials accompanying him to listen to the child.

Vaibhav Srivastava, the deputy development commissioner who serves as district collector, heard the child’s story, accompanied by a village elder who vouched for the boy’s “meritoriousness”.

“I study in a public school. Teaching standards are pathetic. My math teacher has a problem with numbers and doesn’t master basic English,” Sonu said.

The boy said he aspired to join the civil service, but the low level of education and the apathy of his family prevented him.

“My dad sells dairy products for a living. But he doesn’t care less about my education. Everything he earns he wastes on booze and grog,” the kid said, which could be embarrassing for the Chief Minister’s vaunted ban campaign. .

The boy, who is studying in class 6, said he was already tutoring his juniors to support himself.

People on social media criticized what they said was the sad state of primary education in Bihar, while some expressed hope that the boy would have the opportunity to fulfill his potential.

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