A bird is born to fly, a fish is born to swim and a human being is born to achieve something great in life. But the biggest question arises as to how many of them really use their true potential to create something extraordinary in life?
Meanwhile, Prem Kumar, a 17-year-old boy from Gonpura village in Phulwarisharif, Patna has achieved an extraordinary thing in his life. The youngster drew plaudits from every corner of the country after he got a Rs 2.5 Cr scholarship to finish off his education in the USA.
For the unversed, Kumar is currently in 12th grade. Notably, he will be the first in his family to attend college. Prem made his parents happy and he will be moving later this year to Pennsylvania to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and International Relations at Lafayette College.
It has also been learnt that Rs. 2.5 crore scholarship is a full-ride (an award that covers all expenses related with college) offered by Lafayette College, which is a leading engineering school in the US, set up in 1826.
“My parents were unable to attend school. Receiving this scholarship and the opportunity to study abroad is a dream come true for me. The Dexterity Global organisation, which works for Mahadalit children in Bihar, is admirable. It is because of them that I am where I am today. I am happy,” Kumar said about being selected for the scholarship.
The scholarship is estimated at Rs 2.5 Cr will cover Kumar’s residence bills, tuition fees, health insurance, books, and travel expenses, as reported by ETV Bharat.
Meanwhile, the CEO of Dexterity Global, Sharad Sagar, said, “Prem is a #DexterityToCollege fellow from Gonpura village in Bihar. His father is a daily wage earner. Prem has been selected to study at the prestigious Lafayette College in the US on a ₹2.5 crore scholarship. He is likely the first Mahadalit student in India to achieve this feat.”