Sunny, son of a migrant labourer, has topped in the Ramanujan Maths Award Exam held here last month.
The Class- 10 student of Gover nment High School, Bhindran, has got 228 marks out of 300 in the senior category (classes 9 and 10) exam in which students of government schools of the district participated.
Talking to Hindustan Times, Sunny’s father Rameshwar Thakur, a resident of Gopalganj district of Bihar, who works as a labourer in a local factory, said, “I am happy with the performance of my child, Sunny is most intelligent of my six children.”
“We live in a single room. We don’t have a kitchen and a separate room for study. But I am happy that I won the award,” said Sunny, adding, “I want to help my father, who does not have much income to feed us.”
In the junior category (classes 6 to 8), Harpreet Singh, Class-8 student of Government High School, Chotian, bagged the first position with 276 marks out of 300. The competitive exam was organised by Benra high school mathematics teacher Devi Dayal in coordination with teachers of several government schools.