Debasis Mandal scored 89.6% in 2008 Madhyamik (secondary) examination. A shy but determined kid who dreams to become an engineer. That isn’t easy for someone who lost his father at an early age, lives in a mud-house with no electricity, has seen his elder brother quit studies and forced into daily labor.
Following a report in Anandabazar Patrika (See details here), Padakshep tried to contact Debasis. This wasn’t easy as the village Pallagram, where he lives, is quite remote. From the local police station, we got the contact number for the school where Debasis studied, and after a few more phone calls to his teacher, a lcoal well wisher, we finally managed to contact Debasis. Padakshep's support ensured that Debasis is continuing his studies.
Padakshep covers Debasis's entire educational expenses, which include school fees, buying books and paying five private tuitions etc. He continues to study in the same school, where he finished his secondary education. We have monitored his progress over the last year, talking periodically to the school headmaster, his private tutors, him and his family. Earlier this year, one of our members met him personally in kolkata. Debasis did well in the higher secondary examinations.
As is the policy of Padakshep, we remit the money every four-month period, directly to a bank account jointly held by Debasis and his mother. Currently Debasis is studying mathematics at Surendranath College, Kolkata.
One of the well-wishers of Padakshep is an assistant professor in Indian Association for the Cultivation of Sciences, Kolkata. He has kindly agreed to meet the students on a regular basis, interact with them, and provide them with whatever guidance needed. The students are also encouraged to contact him or any of the members of Padakshep whenever required.
Name: Debasis Mondal
Debasish Mondal for bank purpose
Scholarship period: 2008-2010; 2010-2012 (ENDED)
BSc Honours in Maths, Pass subjects: Physics and Statistics.
P.O. Palla, Thana- Gopalnagar
Dist. 24 Parganas (North)
Jethu: Nanigopal Sarkar, Ph: 973-526-9771
Next exams: 3rd year exams and other competitive exams.
Surendranath College, 24/2 Mahatma Gandhi Road, Kolkata-700009, Ph- (+9133)2350-2864/2354-3876/2352-3258, email: email@example.com
Samir Biswas, Ph : 973 526 7816
Ashish Babu, Ph : 943 393 2708
Bibhas Mondal, Ph: 983 156 5013
D. Pramanik, Ph: 943 309 7845
Late Santosh Mondal (father)
Arati Mondal (mother)
lives in a mud-house with no electricity, his elder brother quit studies and forced into daily labor, father expired