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When college went to nomadic boy’s home

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When college went to nomadic boy’s home
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When college went to nomadic boy’s home
When college went to nomadic boy’s home

VIJAYANAGARA: The principal of a government polytechnic knocked on the doors of a 16- year-old boy from a nomadic community who scored 90% in SSLC exams and offered him admission in Ballari district in Karnataka on Saturday.
M Mounesh’s parents M Ragavendra and Sunkamma work as labourers and live on the edge of Kudtini town in a makeshift hut. The boy studied up to Class IV in a local school and joined Morarji Residential School in Siruguppa taluk’s Nadavi village for Class V from where he completed Class X where all expenses were borne by the government.
When the boy showed interest in pursuing technical education but was about to quit as he couldn’t raise money, principal S Mallappa and staff of Government Polytechnic College at Kudligi arrived at his house with an application form and formally admitted him to the course.
After learning that the principal had sponsored the boy’s three-year education at the polytechnic, Karnataka higher education minister Dr CN Ashwath Narayan assured the boy and principal that the government will bear his education expenses.
Mounesh said his education for the past five years was free and he was in a dilemma about continuing studies. “My parents earn barely enough to keep the kitchen fires burning. It’s my good fortune that Mal- lappa Sir and the higher education minister have extended support to me,” he added.
The boy’s elder sister Hemavati notched up 95% in SSLC exams and is now pursuing Arts at a PU college and his brothers Chandrashekar and Mahesh are in Class VIII and III. His mother Sunkamma said, “Since we do not have a shelter or regular income, we couldn’t afford my son’s higher education. He has got an opportunity to study further thanks to the gesture shown by the government and the college.”
Mounesh, who opted for cybersecurity in his diploma, said he would plough it back into society by encouraging poor students to continue their education.

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