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IDIA unveils the profiles of the Batch of 2014 Scholars

By on Mar 1, 2014 in Blog | 1 comment

IDIA unveils the profiles of the Batch of 2014 Scholars

Seasons greetings from IDIA to all our well wishers and advisors! Just in case you are wondering what season we are referring to –  In another 2 months, our batch of 2014 scholars are going to write the two most important law entrance examinations in India i.e. CLAT and AILET, 2014. Examinations that they have been toiling for, since the last one year, in some cases, even two, and examinations that they look forward to as a life changing step for themselves and their communities! Each of these disempowered students have braved numerous odds and burnt the midnight oil to prepare for them – there is little doubt in our minds therefore that THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT SEASON FOR US AT IDIA! It is important because we have to now provide the final impetus to them so that they are able to excel and come out with flying colours in the examinations. But what they make of their lives and how they empower their community through education, will depend on whether they are able to write the examinations in the first place! With each application form being priced at INR 4000 on an average, it is impossible for them to even dream about affording it. Several of them are struggling to find generous souls who would cover the cost of their CLAT forms so that they can take the final and most crucial step towards their goal of becoming lawyers and community advocates. On that note, I proudly present to you, the IDIA Batch of 2014 Scholars, who are some of the brightest and most talented students that truly deserve the education that you and I have so immensely benefited from. With the hope that you will find it in your heart to contribute, support and join us in helping these meritorious students realise their dreams of becoming future lawyers.   Christina Maria Charles Christina is currently a 12th grade student at Christel House India, Bangalore. She belongs to a family of five, her father works as a dhobi, her mother is a house keeper while her brother carries out odd jobs and her younger sister is still in school. At school, Christina has always exhibited academic excellence and has won several medals. She was ranked 7th in a State Level Mathematics Talent Examination and 3rd in a District level Science Talent Competition. In addition to academics, she enjoys reading and participating in elocution, debates and plays. Christina is deeply passionate about music and plays the piano, guitar and apart from being a good singer. She was first inspired by the profession when Retd. Justice Santosh Hegde visited her school and spoke to the students about the law and judiciary. She has adopted law as her career path because she believes that law and policy decisions contribute to bring a positive change in the lives of communities.   Pritam Das The first thing that would strike you if you met Pritam is his earnest face, which speaks of the dedication and drive he has in himself. Hailing from Basanti, a small village in the Sunderbans, West Bengal, he was born to a shopkeeper and a homemaker. He had never dreamed about becoming a lawyer, and neither had he ever given any thought to law as a career. However, the day the IDIA team went to select students from his school, his life took a whole different path. Working hard for almost two years, he secured a seat for himself in the Department of Law, Hazra Campus, of Calcutta University. He is enjoying college and has pledged to give it...

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