Undying drive to excel spurred auto driver's daughter

Undying drive to excel spurred auto driver's daughter

Undying drive to excel spurred auto driver's daughter

Barnita Mondal from Bangalore, the daughter of an auto-rickshaw driver in the city, beat all odds to secure 95 per cent.

A PCMB student of Vijaya Pre-university College, Barnita is a self-taught success.
“I did not take tuitions because I could not afford them. Moreover, I never liked the idea of taking extra classes. I like to study on my own,” she said. Burning the midnight oil paid off. Her hard work secured her a score of 570 out of 600.

“My target was to score above 90 per cent. I am very happy that I crossed it and got 95 per cent,” she said, content with her performance.

Barnita lives in Kasturba Nagar with her father, Tarun Mondal and her mother Bandana, a homemaker.

“My parents knew I would do well, but they did not expect such a good score”.
Barnita is assisted by NGO Samriddhi Trust, which provides financial aid to those in need. The NGO has been a great support, paying half her college fee. Her higher studies will also be partially funded by them, she said.

“My teachers were very supportive. I did not take any CET coaching, so I used to go to them to get all doubts clarified”. An engineering aspirant, Barnita has written the Common Entrance Test and COMED-K exam. She wants to pursue BE in Electronics and Communication.

“I wanted to make my parents proud and I did that, in spite of my difficulties,” said a jubilant Barnita.