Granite worker's son tops PU Arts

 Son of a granite worker, Pradeepa Garebala, a student of MVSR Science and Commerce College from Bagalkot district topped II PU in Arts stream, ranking an over all first in the State.

Pradeepa is a resident of Illala village in the Hungund taluka, and is the second son of Bommalingappa, a granite factory worker, and Sharanamma, a housewife.

The family owns two acres of land that is not very productive. Pradeepa studied in a Kannada medium school and scored an aggregate of 574 on 600, scoring 96 in Kannada, 93 in English, 94 in History, 97 in Sociology, 95 in Political Science, and 99 in Education. He had previously topped his district in his SSLC exam with 82.56 percent.

“It was always my dream to top the State. My dream has come true. My entire college and friends in the village are proud of me and are now motivated by my performance,” he told Deccan Herald.

He studied for a minimum of eight hours everyday and solved past question papers.
He wants to pursue his degree in Optional English, History and Political Science. He dreams of a career in IAS or the IPS.

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