Published: 11th June 2019
Tripura student who wrote board exams by just using his feet scores 69 percent
Pralay's father is a daily wage earner and mother is a casual worker of Integrated Child Development Project (ICDS)
Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb assured all-out support for to Pralay Dey, a different-abled student from Udaipur Matabari High School who scored high marks in his exams. He wrote the entire exam using his feet.
"My confidence in the people of Tripura has increased manifolds after meeting Pralay. He has made us proud and become an inspiration to lakhs of the students across the country by scoring 69 percent marks including letter marks in two subjects in board exam. Though he wrote the exam with his legs he did not seek any favour from the examiners, not even asking for additional time," Deb said.
He pointed out that Pralay has proved once again if anyone possesses talent then no adversity can prevent success.
Since the beginning of his education, Pralay used his legs to write exam papers and beheld secured the first position and there was no difference in Madhyamik exam under Tripura Board of Secondary Education (TBSE).
Pralay was not born differently-abled but in childhood, both of his hands did not develop properly because of malnutrition.
Pralay's father is a daily wage earner and mother is a casual worker of Integrated Child Development Project (ICDS).
There were a number of odds that Pralay faced but he had the strong will to overcome the odds, said Kamal Krishna Dey, a teacher from his school.
"The teachers have supported him with study materials and guidance but we were worried about how he would write the board exam by in three hours. This is the same time that his friends with no odds will take to write. There was confusion as to whether the evaluators would be able to read the scripts properly though it was quite legible," Dey underlined.
The Chief Minister felicitated Pralay at his residence yesterday and declared all the support from the part of the government, "The state government would provide him scholarships so that he can pursue his higher education without facing any financial constraints besides."