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12:00 AM, July 31, 2012 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, July 31, 2012

Give the golden boy a little boost

Imran Hossain at work with his father in a turmeric field owned by a villager. The boy secured GPA-5 in both SSC and HSC examinations.Photo: STAR

Performance of Imran, gifted son of a poor day labourer, in SSC and HSC examinations has become a talk of the village.
Since Imran Hossain was preparing for the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examinations in 2010, friends, neighbours and teachers of Monohorpur School in Kaliganj upazila of the district helped him buy textbooks and other educational materials.
And the support by the villagers for this brilliant student certainly paid off.
Imran, son of Golam Mostafa of Monohorpur village, secured GPA-5 in SSC examinations from humanities group--the highest grade one can achieve.
This year, he has again stunned the villagers by securing GPA-5 in Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) examinations from Mahtab Uddin Degree College in the upazila.
Not that he could devote all his time to studies. He had to work hard along with his poor father in croplands belonging to other people. The family of this rural prodigy owns only 40 decimal of land on which they live in a dilapidated tin-roofed house.
“Before my SSC exams, I worked as a peon at an insurance company. I also worked as a peon at an NGO named Palli Unnayan. I paid my exam fees by working in croplands from morning till dusk everyday,” Imran said.
His determination and passion for studies earned a good reputation for Monohorpur High School as well as Mahtab Uddin Degree College.
Imran is extremely grateful to all who helped him continue his studies.
“I was inspired mainly by my teachers and friends to continue my studies,” Imran said.
“Now I want to study at Dhaka University in Public Administration or English. I want to be an administrator,” he added.
“I do not know yet how would I continue my studies, because poverty and hunger haunt my family all the time,” Imran said.
Principal Mahbubur Rahman of Mahtab Uddin Degree College said they are proud of Imran.
“The college authorities took special care of the young man because his exceptional brilliance”, Rahman said.

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