Behind every aspirant’s success, there is an interesting backstory which we are unheard of and 18-year-old Anurag Tiwari’s story is well and truly inspiring which surely needs to be told.
CBSE declared the results of Class X and Class XII. A farmer’s son identified as Anurag Tiwari hogged the limelight as he received admission to an Ivy League University.
As per NDTV, 18-year-old Anurag Tiwari. the son of a farmer from Sarasan village in Uttar Pradesh, secured 98.2% in Class XII and also 1,370 on his SATs and much to his delight, he got selected for a 100% scholarship to Cornell University in the US.
He did his schooling from VidyaGyan Leadership Academy, Sitapur. “My parents were initially reluctant to send me to Sitapur. My father is a farmer and mother a home-maker. They thought if I go away for studies, I may not return to farming. But my sisters convinced them to allow me to study. Now they are all happy and proud of me,” Hindustan Times quoted him as saying.
“For the first two years here, I could barely speak English. However, I had tried hard and could understand if someone spoke. It is only now that I have gotten fluent but I’m still trying to improve it.”
Business Insider quoted him as saying that instead of joining Cornell from August, he postponed his plans to February 2021 owing to the worldwide health crisis and international travel restrictions.
“I’m hoping to study Economics as a major subject and Mathematics as minor and also pursue post-graduation abroad only and eventually decide if I can get into Data Analysis. But after completing my education and gaining some work experience, I would certainly want to return to India to work here and also contribute to the education sector,” he added.