The result of the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced 2014 have been announced.
Keeping up its reputation, Super 30 of mathematician Anand Kumar has again excelled in JEE advance result which was declared today with 27 out of its 30 students, all from poor backgrounds, cracking the exam.
Among the successful ,this year, are children of cobbler, roadside vendors and grocer.
With tears in his eyes, Sunil, son of a daily wager from Sanda who qualified for IIT said "what Anand Sir is doing for the poor is something only messiah can do. I will try to follow in his footsteps."
Another students from the Super 30, Dhananjay Kumar's grocer father wanted him to manage the shop due to poverty.
Determined to study, he would save money while purchasing vegetables from the wholesale market to purchase books and study during free time.
Passion drove him to steal Rs 50 to purchase the application form of Super 30 and the rest is history.
Misfortune struck Mani Ram Singh, a boy from Bijnaru in Uttar Pradesh whose farm labourer father could not afford treatment for his paralytic stroke.
"I knew there was not much I could do for my physical disability, but still I wanted to study. However, continuing education was a big task as I could not think of going beyond a local government school," he said.
Sudhir from Nalanda district, too, recalls, how he used to sit with his cobbler father to help him.
"One day, I polished shoes of a man and when I asked for money, he abused me and walked away. I was angry but my father told me to calm down and said that the best way to take revenge was to acquire real power through education," he said.
Experiencing acute poverty in his student days, which prevented him from going to Cambridge University for higher education, Anand Kumar made his life a mission to help wards from humble background realise their dreams.
Launched in 2001, 308 students from Super 30 have made it to IIT out of 360 who appeared from the institution so far, a statement from Super 30 said.
Discovery channel shot a film on Super 30. Al Zajeera, NHK (Japan), French TV, Chinese TV, Miss Norieka Fujiwara have special show on his achievements.
What is Super 30?
Super 30 is a highly ambitious and innovative educational program running under the banner of "Ramanujan School of Mathematics". It hunts for meritorious talents from among he economically backward sections of the society and shapes them for India's most prestigious institution - Indian Institute of Technology (IIT).
Super 30 has no branch in any part of the country, nor does it accept any donation or aid from any individual, government and corporate.
Ramanujan School of Mathematics,
Naya Tola, Kumhrar, Patna - 800020,
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