Tripura: Government to bear the education expenses of a differently abled student


Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has announced that state government will bear all the education-related expenses of a differently abled student, Pralay Dey, who secured first division in class 10 board examination.

Pralay was born with deformed hands, used his leg to write the exam and managed to secure first division. The boy was felicitated by Tripura Chief Minister on Monday.

The Chief Minister said, “Stipend for Divyang students, scholarship, free higher education and other facilities will be given to him. The state government will bear his expenses.”

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Pralay was born with a condition and when he was barely 15 days old his hands were plastered for three-and-a-half years as part of a treatment.

Pralay has trained himself to write with his leg and can easily manage to do so. He doesn’t prefer to use any external help and faces all his challenges with full confidence. The boy is aiming to become an English professor in the coming future.

Speaking to ANI, Pralay said, “My mother is an ICDS worker and father is a daily labourer, so financially it is tough for them to make me continue my education, moreover, I have a physical problem and I write with my leg. I got 346 marks in my 10 boards with distinction in two subjects. I want to study Humanities and become an English professor in future. I feel inspired when I see my teachers and that is why I want to enter into the teaching profession.”

(With inputs from ANI)

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