AGARTALA, June 4 � He is from a poverty-stricken family, but his life started changing when he stood first in this year�s Higher Secondary (+2) Examinations.
Manik Chakraborty, born in a family of the Below Poverty Line ( BPL) category not only made it to the top-ten list but also secured the top position breaking a long-time jinx.
A student of Umakanta Academy, Manik secured 442 marks out of 500 and bagged letter marks in all the five compulsory subjects. �Yes, I am happy with the results and would like to do better in the days to come� was the reaction when journalists met him on the school premises. Manik said, �I am also happy that someone from BPL family got such a position in the midst of students from affluent families.
Son of Amulya Chakraborty, who earns his livelihood by offering puja in neghbours� houses, Manik further said, �Poverty has not come in the way of pursuing my studies as my school teachers used to provide me the highest level of guidance. I am really grateful to them as well as my parents who have propelled me to deliver good.�
Manik added that he would like to become a professor in future after completion of his general degree. �I have not yet decided in which college I will pursue my graduation,� added Manik, who had studied seven to eight hours on an average every day to prepare himself for the High Secondary Examinations.
The pass percentage was 72.13, said Amitabh Debroy, president of TBSE.