Labourer’s son cracks JEE exam
Gomati Prasad cracked the JEE with 272 All India Rank.His family is so poor that it is hard for them to even get two meals a day. Since Gomati was interested in studies his father and the elder brother made every effort to help him complete his education.lucknow Updated: Jun 14, 2017 09:51 IST
Gomati Prasad, son of a labourer, has proved that not riches and amenities but dedicated hard work is needed to achieve one’s goal in life. He has cracked the JEE with 272 All India Rank.
However, he is now worried about the admission fee and educational expenses.
Gomati Prasad has five brothers and a sister. His father Phillauri is a mason and works in his village. The family is so poor that it is hard for them to even get two meals a day. Since Gomati was interested in studies his father and the elder brother made every effort to help him complete his education.
Gomati completed his intermediate from Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Lucknow. He was selected by GAIL for scholarship Utkarsh Super 100, which helped the poor students prepare for JEE.
“Every year we pick 100 poor students through an entrance test followed by an interview. We prefer those students who have the urge and aptitude for engineering education and give them free coaching and free lodging, boarding facilities,” said Sushil Misra, chief manager GAIL Utkarsh Super 100.
GAIL Utkarsh Super 100 is an 11-month residential programme that aims at coaching meritorious students from underprivileged sections of the society. GAIL (India) also provides scholarship to all the students who have secured seats in the engineering colleges through the GAIL Charitable & Educational Trust. The students with family income of less than 2.5 lakh per annum and aptitude for engineering qualify for our Institute, he added.
Misra said that Gomati was just seventeen years old and he was selected after clearing the entrance test and interview. He said this year out of 100 students 96 students cleared JEE mains and 94 cleared the JEE Advance.
Gomati said though he was the first boy in his village to crack JEE but he would not be the last. Many other boys of the village would bring glory to the small village of Nainajhala in Khalilabad in Kanpur Dehat.
Though he has no interest in politics but he has high respect for Modi and Yogi. He wants to become a computer engineer and serve the country in every manner.
First Published: Jun 13, 2017 14:56 IST