Sculpting the future of a small town boy with quality education
30 September 2021
The historical region of Pandukeshwar, which is famous for being established by King Pandu - the father of Pandavas, is a sacred town located in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. With a total population of nearly 2000, this village is said to have a literacy rate of 87%. An 11-year-old boy, Mihir Lal is one of the brightest amongst them.
As a young boy, Mihir is always filled with curiosity to have a better understanding of various subjects, especially science, as he aspires to become an agricultural scientist when he grows up. But after the accidental death of his father, who was a daily wage labourer, Mihir and his family's livelihood turned into turmoil. His mother could hardly meet the daily needs of her three children as there was no stable source of income.