Bankim Mondal

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bankimBankim Mandal hails from a small village Satyanarayanpur, in the agriculture heartland of Bengal. His father is a farmer by profession and his mother is a homemaker. They have about 3-4 bighas of ancestral land, on which his father farms. Agriculture is the only source of income for the family. Bankim did his Madhyamik (Class 10) from a local school in his village. He joined his present school in Gosaba, Sunderbans, to pursue his Higher Secondary in the Humanities field. His new school is 9 kms from his house. Therefore he is staying in a mess for the last 2 years commuting daily to school from there. The mess costs his father around Rs. 1500 every month.

His parents were not aware about any career options and left him to decide what he wanted to do. Bankim’s childhood dream was to persuade English honours. But in Class 11, he got to know of some students from “the law school” who had come to sensitize in a neighbouring school. Egged on by his friends, he got in touch with the student volunteers from IDIA and appeared for the aptitude test and scored well in it. From then on, he is focused on law.

Despite that, he put in great efforts and scored 69.2% marks in his state board higher secondary exams. However, his proudest achievement was getting selected as a student in Jogesh Chandra Chowdhury Law College, Calcutta University. He plans on securing a continuing internship for himself at the Calcutta High Court, along with his college studies, simultaneously. He had always been one of the brightest in the IDIA classes, and we have seen him grow from strength to strength with the amazing amount of hard work he is always ready to put in. He is enjoying college, and although he is still not sure as to which stream of law interests him the most, he knows that he is moving in the right direction.

After 5 years of law school he wants to sit for the WBCS, IAS and the SSC examinations.

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