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Sunday, November 20, 2011

The Duo’s Story that Concerns Welfare for Mass

MALDA, 18 NOV: Their story is no different from millions of school students who keep grappling with poverty everyday in continuing their studies. But what reserves a special throne for Jyoti Kumari and Biman Ghosh is their relentless effort to bring welfare for millions of co citizens making best use of science. Jyoti and Biman, who are going to represent the state in the National Science Congress in Jaipur in Rajasthan on 27 – 31 December this year, have a larger ideas to protect the green life of the world within their narrow span.

Jyoti Kumari, daughter of Mr Jogeswar Singh – a terminal peasant in other’s agrarian land, is a student of class IX in JMS Hindi High School did not have an idea of her latent intellectual resources. Biman Ghosh, youngest son of retired police personnel and a student of class VIII of Lalbathani High School in Manikchak block was a gem too who was reared up amid grim poverty along with his three other siblings.

However, they had a dream which inspired them to participate in the pre district Science Congress held on 16 – 17 September in Malda. Their models captivated the attention of the juries and they were through for the District Science Congress held on 23 – 24 September. The prodigious duo made the way for the State Science Congress held in Midnapore Collegiate School on 5 November.

The renowned scientists, who were in the panel of juries, did not identify the gems and the duo’s projects topped the list of thirty projects to be presented in the National Science Congress which would possibly be inaugurated by the President of India.

“The growing population of the world and the proportionate reduction of agricultural land concern me and hence my project is ‘Mini Second Green Revolution’ which may lead poor peasants to overwhelming production and that also using organic eco friendly fertilizer,” said Jyoti sitting beside the district coordinator of Science Congress Mr Kanti Roy whose face was gleaming too at the success of ‘the agricultural scientist in waiting.’

Biman, quite shy to speak of himself, only said: “Being an inhabitant of arsenic prone Manikchak I understand the value of water and I had no second thought other than rain water harvesting. I’m sure it would benefit the mass.” His mentor Ms Shabnam Pervin said the whole school was there to materialize Biman’s dream.

The duo’s is not a story rather a novel. Their ambition is not merely confined to winning medals and certificates. “Science is all about application. Mere theory does not bring welfare to mankind,” said the little stars with conviction adding that they have more in mind. Perhaps their untold plans hidden behind their wide smile that outshines their poverty, is the subject of another story.

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