

2012 SMILE Scholarship Recipients
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1201 Bulu Karmakar Sponsor: Abani Karmakar


Mentor: Gautam Kumar Sinhamahapatra, Teacherincharge, Bikrampur RD High School 

Bulu Karmakar is student of Gr. IX in 2012 in Bikrampur R. D. High School, Bankura. She scored 80% average in the last annual exam. Coming from a family of 3 where father is deceased and mother makes a living as cook in other households earning Rs.1000/ (less than $20) a month, Bulu makes Certificate of Merit in Academic Science Culture & Promotion Society. She helps mother at the home chores. Her hobbies are gardening and reading storybooks.
Bulu wants to be an ideal school teacher when she grows up.


1202 Mamoni Das Sponsor:


Mentor: Dr. S. Batabyal, Head, Vety Biochemistry, WBVAFS 

Mamoni Das is a student of 3rd Year B. V. Sc & A. H. in West Bengal University of Animal & Fishery Sciences in Belgachia, Kolkata in the academic year 20122013. She obtained a GPA of 7.96 in the last annual exam. Coming from a family of 4 where father earns Rs. 1400/ (less than $28) a mo from a cycle repair shop, Mamoni keeps interest in activities outside academics such as organizing Saraswati Puja, school sports and appearing in competitive tests. Her hobby is listening to music. Mamoni wants to be a professor at her University.


1203 Manas Sinha Babu Sponsor: Prabhati Sarkar


Mentor: Shyam Ranjan Singha, Headmaster, Simlapal MM High School, Bankura 

Manas Sinha Babu is a student of Gr. IX in Simlapal MM High School, Bankura in 2012. He secured 72% marks in the last annual exam. Coming from a family of 6 where her father earns Rs.2000/ (less than $40) a month as a laborer, Manas keeps a strong interest in sports, being the team captain in Talda pioneer junior cricket team. He is also good at recitation winning prizes. His hobby is playing cricket.
Manas wants to be doctor in life.


1204 Sharmistha Mahapatra Sponsor: Tanuka Chakraborty

Mentor: Amita Kar, Headmistressincharge, Simlapal MM Balika Vidyamandir, Bankura 


Sharmistha Mahapatra is a student of Gr. IX in Simlapal MM Balika Vidyamandir, Bankura in 2012. She scored 71% in the last annual exam. Coming from a family of 4 where his father earns Rs.3000/ ( less than $60) a month as tubewell mechanic, Sharmistha shows leadership in many extracurricular activities such as All Bengal Cultural Competition as participant, certificate holder in Academy of Science, Cuture & promotion Society in 2009 and others. Her hobby is drawing.
Sharmistha wants to be teacher in profession.


1205 Soumen Sinha Mahapatra Sponsor: Topan Bhattacharya #2


Mentor: Mrinal Kanti Das, Headmaster, Keshikocha High School, Bankura 

Soumen Sinha Mahapatra is a student of Gr IX in
Kesikocha
High School
, Bondubrajpur, Bankura. He scored 91% in the last annual exam, coming from a farming family, where his father earns Rs.1000/ a month to feed 4 persons. He is active in quiz contests. Outside academics, he participates in Literacy Drive programme and Tree Plantation programme.
Soumen wishes to be a doctor in life.


1206 Shyam Mohanta Sponsor: Arijit Nandi


Mentor: Ashim Kumar Mandal, Asstt Teacher, Malancha, Amiritakhanda, D/Dinajpur 

Shyam Mohanta is a student of Gr. IX in
Malancha
ZMRM
High School
, Balurghat, Dakshin Dinajpur in
West Bengal
in the academic year 20122013. Coming from a very lowincome family of 4 where father works as a daylaborer and mother occasionally works as maid to make the ends meet, earning together Rs. 3000/ ($60) a month, Shyam scored 89% in the last annual exam. He helps the family earning in any manner possible at home. His hobbies are gardening and reading story books.
Shyam wants to be a good college professor.


1207 Minakshi Singh Sponsor: Steven & Noma Simpson


Mentor: Awadh Raj Singh, President, SGSIC, Morkha, Jaunpur 

Minakshi Singh is the first girl of Gr. IX in SGSI College, Morkha, Dobhi, in Jaunpur, UP in the academic year 20112012. Coming from a lowincome group family of 5 where monthly income from small farming averages Rs. 5000/ (less $100) a month, Minakshi scores 93% in the last annual exam. She is active in cultural programs, while always helping mother at home. Her hobby, however, is to teach little boys and girls in her village reading, singing and dancing.
Minakshi wants to be a teacher.


1208 Ankush Kumar Singh Sponsor: IERG Sabre #4


Mentor: Dinesh Singh, Teacher, Morkha, Jaunpur 

Ankush Kumar Singh, student of Gr. X in Shri Girijasaran Inter College, Morkha, Dobhi, Jaunpur, UP, got promotion scoring in the last annual exam. He comes from a poor farming family.


1209 Saikiron Rabindra Hebsur Sponsor: IERG Sabre #5


Mentor: V. R. Katti, New Eshwar Temple Rd, Haveri 

Saikiron Hebsur, student of Gr. X in Lions English Medium School, Haveli, Karnataka, got promotion scoring 77% in the last annual exam. He comes from a lowincome family sustaining on the help of other families. 

1210 Tanusree Das Sponsor: Suresh Naraine


Mentor: Sikha Ghosh, Asstt Teacher, Ashutosh Balika Vidyalaya, D/Dinajpur 

Tanusree Das is a student of Gr. IX in Asutosh Balika Vidyapith in Balurghat, Dakshin Dinajpur in the academic year 20112012. Coming from a very low income family of 4 where monthly earning of father from daylabor job averages Rs. 2000/ (less than $40) a month, Tanusree scored 86% in the last annual exam. She participates in Quiz competitions and school sports winning prizes. Her hobbies are biography book reading and painting.
Tanusree wants to be a college teacher.


1211 Chandra Raj Datta Sponsor: Swapna Ghosh Dastidar


Mentor: Phalguni Mukherjee, Headmaster, Bankura 

Chandra Raj Datta is a student of Gr. IX in Barjora High School, Bankura in the academic year 20122013. He is the first boy in class, obtaining 94% in the last annual exam. He comes from a family of 5, where father earns Rs. 3000/ (less than $60) in a private service. Outside academics, he possesses a plentiful of credentials like certificates, prizes and medals from Paschim Banga Vigyan Mancha, Bharatiya Nandanik Parishad and other notable organizations. His hobby is painting.
Chandra wants to be a bioscientist in future.


1212 Madhupa Moitra Sponsor: Sudipto Chakraborty #3


Mentor: Suranja Sarkar, Asstt. Teacher, Balurghat Girls High School, D/Dinajpur 

Madhupa Moitra is a student of Gr. IX in Balurghat High School, Dakshin Dinajpur. Her score in the last annual exam was 76%. Coming from a priest family where her father's income is only Rs. 2000/ (less than $40) a month, she also involves herself in extracurricular activities such as volleyball.


1213 Soma Sarkar Sponsor: Amal Mukherjee, NTHM


Mentor: Ashwini Kumar Sarkar, Asstt Teacher, Domutha Faridpur FP School, D/Dinajpur 

Soma Sarkar is a student of Gr. XII in Muralipur Sonaulla High School, Dakshin Dinajpur, who scored 88% in Madhyamik this year. She comes of a family where father is a marginal farmer with monthly income of Rs. 2000/ (less than $40) to feed 4 persons in the household. Soma is active in sports winning prizes
Soma wants to become doctor in life.


1214 Joydev Chowdhury Sponsor: Writwik & Gargi Nanda


Mentor: Dr. Bhakta Chandra Raialt, Medical Officer, Bankura 

Joydev Chowdhury is a student of Gr. XI in Chugara Sammilani Vidyapith, Dhabni, Bankura. He scored A+ average in Madhyamik Exam this year with 86% marks. Coming from a family of 4, where father is a small farmer earning Rs. 3000/ a month, Joydev is active in community services such blood donation camps, literacy program and clean environment program. His hobby is gardening.
Joydev wants to be Doctor in profession.



1215 Priya Sen Sponsor: Benoy Samanta


Mentor: Shyam Ranjan Singha, Headmaster, Bankura 

Priya Sen is a student of Gr. XI in Simlapal MM Balika Vidyamadir in 201213. She scored 88% in the last annual exam. Coming from a family of 4, where father earns Rs. 2000/ as a shopkeeper, she spends her offtime in reading and collecting books, and helping mother in cooking.
Priya wants to be Doctor in life


1216 Riya Singha Sponsor: Arjune Misir

Mentor: Mrinal Kant Dash, Headmaster, Kesikocha High School, Bankura 


Riya Singha is a student of Gr. XI in 20122013 in Kesikocha High School, Bankura. She scored 79% average in Madhyamik this year. Coming from a small farmer family of 4, where the monthly income is less than $40, Riya participates in a variety of extracurricular activities such as tree plantation in the village, quiz, debate and musical contests in school.
Riya wants to be a school teacher.


1217 Dipankar Garai Sponsor: Jayanta & Mayuri Ray


Mentor: Purnendu Bhakat, Asstt Teacher, Simlapal, Bankura 

Dipankar Garai is a student of Gr. XI in Simlapal High School, Bankura. He scored 83% in Madhyamik this year. Dipankar takes interest in competitions like Youth Parliament and Bookfair contests winning prizes. His hobbies are gardening and painting.
Dipankar wants to be Doctor.


1218 Arpita Acharya Sponsor: Krishna & Kathleen Singh


Mentor: Samir Bhattacharya, Headmaster, Kucchiakol SPS High School, Bankura 

Arpita Acharya is a student of Gr. IX in Kuchiakol Santi Prasad Singha High School, Bankura. She scored 79% in the last annual exam. Coming from a priest family where her father earns less than $30 a month to take care of 6 persons in the household, Arpita takes interest in extracurricular activities such as sports and cultural functions winning prizes.
She wants to be Teacher in life.


1219 Poulamee Gupta Sponsor:


Mentor: Gautam Basu, Social Worker, Dattapukur, N 24Parganas 


Poulamee Gupta is a student of Gr XI in the academic year 201213 in Nebadhai Balika Vidyalaya, Duttapukur, North 24Parganas. She scored 74% in madhyamik. Her father deceased, mother earns in small tailoring job Rs. 2400/ a month. She loves storybook reading.
Poulamee wants to be Biology Professor in life.


1220 Supriya S Mondal Sponsor: Chinmoyee Nandi #1


Mentor: Dinabandhu De, Headmaster, Sihas RG High School, Bankura 

Supriya Mondal is a student of Gr. IX in Sihas RG High School, Bankura in 20122013. She scored 88% in the last annual exam. She comes from a family of 5 where father earns as a small farmer Rs. 2000/ per month. She loves reading books.
Supriya wants to be a teacher in profession.


1221 Arup Dey Sponsor: Samir & Manika Lahiri


Mentor: Chitta Ranjan Nayak, Head Teacher, Lego East Primary School, Bankura 

Arup Dey is a student of Gr. IX in Lego Rambrahma Ramkumar Vidyapith, Bankura in 20122013. He scored 83% in the last annual exam. Besides academics, he participates in quiz contests, drama, recitation and sports in school winning prizes. At home, he teaches primary level students. Arup comes from a family of 4 where family income from small farming is estaimated at $10 a month.
Arup wants to be a doctor.


1222 Chiranjib Guin Sponsor: Satyajit Bose #1



Mentor: Samir Kumar Mahapatra, Asstt HM, Changdoba High School, Bankura 


Chiranjib Guin is a student of Gr. X in Changdoba High School, Bankura in the school year 20122013. He scored 88% in the last annual exam. He comes of a family of 4 where annual income is Rs. 2000/ from weaving. He participates in a speech competitions. He loves gardening as hobby.
Chiranjib wants to be Physics Professor.



1223 Moumita Mandal #1 Sponsor: Dipanjana Mukherjee



Mentor: Dinabandhu Kundu, Teacher, Lego, Bankura 


Moumita mondal is a student of Gr. X in Lego RBRK Vidyapith, Bankura in 20122013. She scored 89% in the last annual exam. Besides academics, she participates in quiz competitions in school. Coming from a family background where father is a marginal farmer earning Rs. 2300/ per month to take care of 5 persons, Moumita aspires to be a teacher in life


1224 Subhendu Das Sponsor: Toni Tigert



Mentor: Kankan Kumar Sarkar, Asstt Teacher, Balurghat, D/Dinajpur 


Subhendu Das is a student of Class IX in the academic year 20122013 at Balurghat Joychandlal Pragati Vidyachakra. in Dakshin Dinajpur. He scored 86% in the last annual exam. Coming from a family of 4 where father earns as a small businessman Rs. 3000/ (less than $60) a month, Subhendu takes interest in many outsideacademics activities such as science workshop, JC Bose National Talent Search and cultural functions winning prizes. His hobby is reading.
Subhendu wants to be a teacher in life.


1225 Suman Mondal #2 Sponsor: Alex Choudhury



Mentor: Samardas Maji, Headmaster, Chousal High School, Bankura 


Suman Mondal is a student of Class XI in the academic year 20122013 at Chousal High School, Bankura. He scored 84% in Madhyamik. Coming from a family of 5 where father earns in farming Rs. 2000/ (less than $40) a month, Suman participates in extracurricular activities such as drawing competition. He loves cricket.
Suman wants to be a doctor in life.


1226 Sheuli Mondal Sponsor: Sadhana Aggarwal #21



Mentor: Kanu Gopal Bhattacharjee, Headmaster, Jagannathpur Shyampur High School, Bankura 


Sheuli Mondal is a student of Class X in the academic year 20122013 at Jagannathpur Shyampur High School, Bankura. She scored 85% in the last annual exam. Coming from a family of 5 where father earns as a daylaborer Rs. 2000/ (less than $40) a month, Soma is active in sports and quiz contests winning prizes. Her hobby is reading story books.
Sheuli wants to be a nurse in profession.


1227 Swarnendu Nandi Sponsor: Jay Sarkar



Mentor:Abhoy Pan, Asstt teacher, Moynapur, Bankura 


Swarnendu Nandi is a student of Class IX in the academic year 20122013 at Lego R.B.R.K. Vidyapith, Bankura. He scored 95% in the last annual exam. He is the first boy in the class. Coming from a family where father deserted the family long time ago, he and his mother makes living from miscellaneous small sources thriving on Rs. 2000/ (less than $40) a month. Swarnendu displays an excellent leadership in a variety of fields such as painting, Zilla Vigyan Manasikata O Medha Abhiksha, Talent Search Exams and others, often winning the first prize. He is a very good essay writer, and has a zeal to be a good citizen in life. He loves to enjoy beauty of nature.
Swarnendu wants to be a teacher in life.


1228 Shilpa Paul Sponsor: Ritu Almal #1



Mentor:Mala Chatterjee, Teacher, Ghatsila 


Shipa Paul is a student of Class XI in the academic year 20122013 at Marwari Hindi High School, Ghatsila, who scored 77% in the Secondary Exam. Shilpa comes of a family where father earns Rs. 1850/ (less than $37) a month from daylabor job. However, she possesses enormous energy in participating in sports, Scout and Guide camp, Quiz competitions and Speech competitions winning top prizes. She made headlines in the newspapers as topper in the high school academics. Her hobbies are reading, painting, dancing, vocal music and gardening.
Shilpa wants to be a software engineer in professional life.


1229 Surajit Kumar Ray Sponsor: Malay Saha



Mentor: Prafulla Kumar Singh, Retired Teacher, Gopalpur, Ghatsila 


Surajit Ray is a student of Gr. X in Jagadish Chandra High school, Ghatsila, Jharkhand in 20122013. He scored 74% average in the last annual exam. He comes of a family where his father deserted home, and mother earns as cook Rs. 1000/ a month. Surajit has an array of credentials in extracurricular activities winning top prizes and medals in districtlevel science fair, games, scouting and others.
Surajit wants to be an engineer in profession.


1230 Sunanda Mukherjee Sponsor: Tapati Sarkar



Mentor: Dr. Ratna Mukherjee, Asstt Teacher, JC High School, Ghatsila 


Sunanda Mukherjee is a student of Gr. X in Jagadish Chandra High School, Ghatsila in 20122013. She is the second girl in class who scored 77% in the last annual exam. She comes of a priest family where monthly income is Rs. 3000/. Sunanda is very active in extracurricular activities. She volunteered in medical camps organized by Lily Foundation. She generally wins the top prizes in project works.
Sunanda wants to be a teacher in profession.


1231 Gopal Mahato Sponsor: Ritu Almal #2



Mentor: Shyam Chowdhury, Teacher, Narayanpur High School, D/Dinajpur 


Gopal Mahato is a student of Class IX in the academic year 20122013 at Narayanpur High School, Buniadpur, Dakshin Dinajpur who scored 84% in the last annual exam. Coming from a family of 5 where father earns Rs. 2000/ (less than $40) a month in small farming to feed the family, Gopal participates in community initiatives like Tree Plantation besides helping father in cultivation. His hobby is playing cricket and reading books.
Gopal wants to be a doctor in profession.


1232 Ashok Linda Sponsor: Jogeswari Prasad Sarkar



Mentor: Debabrata Ghosh, Asstt Teacher, Gangarampur, D/Dinajpur 


Ashok Linda is a student of Class IX in the academic year 20122013 at Balurghat Joychandlal Pragati Vidyachakra, Dakshin Dinajpur who scored 65% in the last annual exam. Ashok comes of a small farmer family of 5 where father earns Rs. 2000/ (less than $40) a month. He is very active in sports winning 1st prizes in many events. Besides, he participates in cultural programs. His hobby is playing cricket.
Ashok wants to be a profootballer in profession, with inspiration from great world players like Pele, Maradona, Ronaldo, Kaka and Baichung Bhutia..


1233 Vadiraj Rajendra Deshpande Sponsor: Padmakar Kulkarni



Mentor: V. S. Pawar, Retd. Asstt Commisioner, Hubli 


Vadiraj Deshpande is the first boy in Gr X in Vivekananda Education Society High School in Arvind Nagar, Old Hubli in Karnataka. He scored 92% in the last annual exam. Coming from a family of 6, where father earns Rs. 3000. through a small private service, Vadiraj has a variety of extracurricular interests including sports, general knowledge test, science talent exam and math talent exam winning prizes. At home he helps mother in cooking and grand mother in taking her to hospital.
Vadiraj wants to be a civil engineer.


1234 Kusuma Amrutheswar Dharwadkar Sponsor: Arun Singh #1



Mentor: Subhadra Dharwadkar, Gadag, Betgeri 


Kusuma Dharwadkar is a student of Gr. IX in VDS Girls School in Gadag, Karnataka. She scored 89% in the last annual exam. Coming from a family of 4 where father earns Rs. 1000/ a month, Kusuma nurtures a variety of extracurricular interests such as sports, science and art exhibitions, drawing competitions, essay writing and flower arrangement, winning prizes and certificates. She is a rare talent indeed.
Kusuma wants to be a doctor.


1235 Manjunath Gali Sponsor: Youghraj Shewcharan



Mentor: Ningappa J. Gali, Retired Teacher, Dharwad 


Manjunath Gali is a student of Gr. X at Smt. P. S. Tirlapur Govt High School Halakusugal in the academic year 20122013. He scored 67% in the last annual exam. Coming from a family of 5 where father earns from cultivation Rs. 1000/ (less than $20) a month, Manjunath takes much interest in participating in extracurricular activities such as Scout and Guides, Drama competitions and sports winning prizes. His hobbies are palying cricket and vollyball.
Manjunath wants to be a high school teacher in life.


1236 Soujanya Ranganath Kulkarni Sponsor: IERG Sabre #1



Mentor: S. G. Deshpande, Old Hubli 


Soujanya Kulkarni is a student of Class X in the academic year 20122013 at Shri Vivekanand Education Society English Medium School in Arvind Nagar, Hubli, Karnataka. Coming from a family of 4 where father earns as a small private service Rs. 1000/ (less than $20) a month, Soujanya scored 80% in the last annual exam. She participates in Science Talent Exam, Math Talent Exam, Maths Exhibition and ISKON Heritage Fest receiving certificates. She loves reading, writing and playing.
Soujanya wants to be a software engineer.


1237 Soumyadip Chakraborty Sponsor: Antorik #3



Mentor: Umashis Chakraborty, Asstt Teacher, Chandrakona, Paschim Medinipur 


Soumyadip Chakraborty is a student of 2nd Year Diploma course in Civil Engineering in the academic year 20122013 at Iswar Chandra Vidyasagar Polytechnic, Jhargaram, Paschim Medinipur. He scored 81% in the last exam. Coming from a family of 3 where father earns by working at a small shop Rs. 1500/ (less than $30) a month, Soumyadip takes keen interest in school and community activities. He participated in literacy programme for the elderly people, provided free coaching to needy students of Class V to IX. He also took part in cultural and sports events and Youth Parliament. His club took an initiative program in Clean Environment. His hobbies are drawing, painting and gardening.
Soumyadip wants to be an engineer.


1238 Soumen Ghosh Sponsor: Jay & Blanca Singh



Mentor: Sk. Jainal Abedin, Chandrkona Town, Paschim Medinipur 


Soumen Ghosh is a student of 2nd Year Diploma in Civil Engg at Iswar Chandra Vidyasagar Polytechnic in Jhargram, Paschim Medinipur in the academic year 20122013. He scored 76% in the exam. Coming from family of a small farmer where father earns Rs. 1500/ (less than $30) a month to feed the family of 3, Soumen participates in extracurricular activities such as Literacy Programme for the Elderly People, cultural events at school and community and Environment Cleanliness. He loves reading, drawing and gardening.
Soumen wants to a good engineer.


1239 Shuvendu Ghosh Sponsor: IERG Sabre #2



Mentor: Sk. Jainal Abedin, Chandrkona Town, Paschim Medinipur 


Shuvendu Ghosh is a student of Garhbeta College, Paschim Medinipur 2nd Year in B. Sc (Hons) in Physics in the academic year 20122013. He scored 75% in the exam. Coming from a family of 4 where father earns as a small farmer Rs. 2100/ (less than $42) a month, Shuvendu takes much interest in extraacademic activities such as Literacy Programme for the Elderly People, free coaching to needy students and Tree Plantation Programme. He participated in UGCsponsored National Seminar on Photonics and Nano Science and Parliamentary Affairs. His hobbies are reading, singing and gardening.
Shuvendu wants to be a professor and involved in scientific research on Photonics and Nano Science.


1240 Shubhashree Kundu Sponsor: Scott Snorton #2



Mentor: Suman Sen, Teacher, Narrah High School, Bankura 


Shubhashree Kundu is a student of Class XI in academic year 20122013 at Mission Girls' High School, Bankura. She scored 73% in the last annual exam. . Coming from a family of 4 where father earns from a shopping mall service Rs. 3000/ (less than $60) a month, Shubhashree takes much interest through participation in extracurricular activities in St. John's Ambulance Brigade and cultural events in the community. She also earned small money through private tutoring to contribute to the family. Her hobbies are singing, dancing and painting.
Shubhashree wants to be a Geographer.


1241 Sabyasachi Goswami #2 Sponsor: Kalyan Basu #1



Mentor: Asim Kumar Mahanti, Headmaster, Bankura Municipal High School, Bankura 


Sabyasachi Goswami is a student of Class XI in academic year 20122013 at Bankura Municipal High School, Pratapbagan, Bankura. He scored 76% in the last annual exam. Coming from a family of 4 where father engaged in private tutoring students of Class VI through VIII earns Rs. 2000/ (less than $40) a month, Sabyasachi involves himself in extraacademic activities such as football competition earning Man of the Match honor, NCPSF training and Science and Technology Camp where he won Rs. 5000/ prize as Inspire Award Warrant. At home, he teaches younger sister. His hobby is reading story books.
Sabyasachi wants to be an engineer in life.


1242 Moumita Khatun Sponsor: Sourabh & Mom Roy #1



Mentor: Parimal Pal, Asstt Teacher, Aniishmali United Academy, Nadia 


Moumita Khatun is a student of Class XI in the academic year 20122013 at AL Aamin Mission High School, Khalatpur, Howrah. She scored 1st division with 78% marks in the Madhyamik Exam. Coming from a family of 6 where father earns as daily laborer Rs. 1000/ (less than $20) a month, Moumita takes part outside the school curriculum in activities such as quiz, debates and recitation winning prizes and medals. Her hobby is reading books.
Moumita wants to be doctor for the village people.


1243 Monalisa Khatun Sponsor: Mohammed & Zarafsheen Veerjee



Mentor: Sabyasachi Chatterjee, Headmaster, Palasdanga High School, Bankura 


Monalisa Khatun is a student of Gr XI in the academic year 201112 in Palasdanga High School, Bankura. Coming from a family of 7 where father earns as a small farmer Rs. 1500/ (less than $30) a month, Monalisa scored 70% marks in the Madhyamik Exam. She takes part in sports winning prizes and in Talent Search Exam. Her hobbies are gardening, reading and playing .
Monalisa wants to be a teacher in life.


1244 Moumita Roy Sponsor: Sourabh & Mom Roy #2



Mentor: Tarak Nath Banerjee, Vocational Teacher, Rangamati UCM Vidyapith, Pakhanna 


Moumita Roy is a student of Gr X in the academic year 201213 in Pakhanna High School, Barjora, Bankura. She scored 87% the last annual exam. Coming from a family of 6 where father as the owner of a paan shop earns Rs. 1500/ (less than $30) a month, Moumita participates in a variety of activities such as in Educational Research and Development Society, GK and Science Medha Pratiyogita and Talent Search Exam. She loves gardening.
Moumita wants to be a doctor.


1245 Sudipta Dey Sponsor: Brinda & Yeshvant Navalgund



Mentor: Dulal Chandra Haldar, Accountant, Godardihi, Bankura 


Sudipta Dey is a student of Class XI in the academic year 20122013 at Godardihi High School, Bankura. She scored 72% in the Madhyamik Exam. Her father is deceased and mother earns by selling fishing hooks which she makes herself at home. The monthly income is Rs. 1500/ (less than $30). Sudipta does all home chores along with her mother. Her hobbies are reading story books, gardening, listening to music and, at opportunity, teaching free the illiterates.
Sudipta wants to be a doctor and stand by the numerous poor people of her country.


1246 Sanchita Kundu Sponsor: Infinity Infotech, Chamaria #2



Mentor: Chandan Bhuin, Para Teacher, Barchatra HS School, Bankura 


Sanchita Kundu is a student of Class XI in the academic year 20122013 at Dhulai Girls' High School, Gopikantapur, Bankura, who scored 67% in Madhyamik Exam. Coming from a family of 5 where father earns Rs. 1000/ (less than $20) a month as a casual labor in agricultural fields, Sanchita tries to empower herself with skills to earn as opportunity comes. She has completed a course in tailoring. At home, she helps her mother in household works and teaches her younger sister of Class VI. Her hobby is tailoring.
Sanchita wants to be Teacher.


1247 Jhatika Rani Das Sponsor: Sadhana Aggarwal #9



Mentor: Tutul Das, Private Tutor, Sonamukhi, Bankura 


Jhatika Rani Das is a student of Class XI in Rangamati UCM Vidyapith, Dihipara, Bankura in the academic year 20122013. She scored 65% in Madhyamik Exam. Coming from a family of 5 where father earns as a street vegetable vendor Rs. 1250/ (less than $25) a month, Jhatika acquired the skill of kanthastich to earn money herself to help the family. She helps mother at household works. Dire poverty is starkly visible from the look of the thatched house she lives in. She loves reading story books.
Jhatika wants to be Teacher.


1248 Maheswar Giri Sponsor: Savita Adeshara



Mentor: Ram Chandra Das, Farmer, Sonamukhi, Bankura 


Maheswar Giri is a student of Class X in the academic year 20122013 at Rangamati UCM Vidyapith, Dihipara, Bankura. He scored 91% in Madhyamik Exam. Coming from a family where father is deceased and mother earning from begging Rs. 1300/ (less than $26) a month one has to wonder how a child with zero resources can achieve the extent he has achieved. His thatched home does not have electricity. His father was a sadhu, later turned a householder. Maheswar participated in Talent Search Exam final. He teaches his younger brother at home. His hobbies are gardening, story book reading, stamp collection and listening to music.
Maheswar wants to be a great teacher when he grows up.


1249 Priya Shah Sponsor: Sadhana Aggarwal #3



Mentor: Subhash Sen, Private Tutor, Kidderpore, Kolkata 


Priya Shah is a student of Class XI in the academic year 20122013 at Sarat Chandra Paul Girls High School, Kolkata, who scored 81% in Madhyamik Exam. Coming from a family of 5 where father as a small serviceholder earning Rs. 4000/ (less than $80) a month she takes much interest in other academic challeges such as Youth Parliament Competition winning prizes. Her hobbies are reading story books and dancing.
Priya wants to be a teacher in life.


1250 Laxmi Mondal Sponsor: Sadhana Aggarwal #11



Mentor: Soumitra Mukherjee, Bandel, Hoogly 


Laxmi Mondal is a student of Class XI in the academic year 20122013 at Bandel Vidyamandir High School, Hoogly, who scored 65% in Madhyamik Exam. Coming from oneparent family, father being deceased amd mother earning from homehelp jobs Rs. 1000/ (less than $20) a month Laxmi stood third in class. She collected money for Aurobindo Students Fund and was rewarded with a medal. At home, she helps mother in household works. Her hobby is reading books.
Laxmi wants to be a teacher in life.


1251 Sona Yadav Sponsor: Infinity Infotech, Chamaria #1



Mentor: Pabitra Mukherjee, Teacher, Hoogly 


Sona Yadav is a student of Class XI in the academic year 20122013 at Bandel Vidyamandir High School, Hoogly, who scored 73% in Madhyamik Exam. Coming from a family of 5 where both parents work to make the ends meet, earning together Rs. 3000/ (less than $60), Sona developed a zeal for higher learning. He first became a student Lily Foundation's High School Coaching Home from where he got first division out being an ordinary borderline student at admission, and then got this SMILE scholarship. He loves listening to music.
Sona wants to be a police officer.


1252 Dolan Bijali Sponsor: IERG #3



Mentor: Ashok Bera, Head Teacher, So 24Parganas 


Dolan Bijali is a student of 1st Year Chemistry Honors B. Sc at Vivekananda College, Thakurpukur, Kolkata in the academic year 20122013. He scored 69% in the Higher Secondary Exam. Coming from a family of 8 where father earns as a small farmer Rs. 2000/ (less than $40) a month, Dolan participates in many extracurricular activities, such as football tournaments, Saraswati Puja organizing. He helps his father in cultivation. His hobby is story book reading.
Dolan wanst to be Chemistry Teacher.


1253 Haimanti Sau Sponsor: Sasanka Sekhar Hazra



Mentor: Malayendu Nath, Asstt Teacher, Sonarpur, Kolkata 


Haimanti Sau is a student of Class XI in Kamrabad Girls school, South 24 Parganas in the academic year 20122013. Haimanti scored 71% in Madhyamik Exam. Coming from a family where father is deceased and mother earns from private tutoring Rs. 1000/ (less than $20) a month to feed the family of 4 persons, Haimanti involves herself in a variety of extraacademic interests, such as Agriculture and Science Exhibition, NCC Course, debates and sports winning prizes, medals and certificates. She helps mother at cooking, diswashing and bringing water from outside. She loves to read story books and drawing.
Haimanti wants to be an engineer.


1254 Moumita Mondal #2 Sponsor: Arun Singh #2



Mentor: Anurodh Bauri, Asstt Teacher, Barjora, Bankura 


Moumita Mondal is a student of Gr. X in Shitla Vivekananda High School, Bankura in the school year 20122013. She scored 92% in the last annual exam, coming from a family of 4, where father's earning per month is Rs. 2000/ . Besides academics, she took part in tree plantation in the neighborhood.
Moumita wants to be Science Teacher in school.


1255 Argha Chatterjee Sponsor: Indrani Roy



Mentor: Ali Mahammed Mallik, Asstt Teacher, Pearbera, Bankura 


Argha Chatterjee is a student of Class IX in the academic year 20122013 at Barchatra Ramkanai Institution, Sonamukhi, Bankura. He scored 84% in the last annual exam. Coming from a family of 4 where father earns as auto driver Rs. 2000/ (less than $40) a month, Argha cultivates many outside academic interests. He is a good singer, a good speaker and a good recitor. He participated in Vigyan Medha Abhiksha (2009,2010 and 2011) winning prizes, completed Junior Diploma in Vocal music at Kolkata Sangeet Vidya Bihar. He helps mother at homechores. No wonder, his hobby is singing.
Argha wants to be a teacher.


1256 Susmita Guin Sponsor: Amal Mukherjee #3 Sovamoyee Mukherjee Memorial



Mentor: Asit Karmakar, Asstt Teacher, Sonamukhi BJ High School, Bankura 


Susmita Guin is a student of Class XI in the academic year 20122013 at Sonamukhi B. J. High School, Bankura. She scored 82% in Madhyamik Exam. She comes of a family where father earns as hawker of small snacks on wheel Rs. 1500/ (less than $30) a month to feed 3 persons in the household. Susmita helps mother in all works at home. She loves her study books.
Haimanti wants to be Doctor in life.


1257 Amrita Paik Sponsor: Richard Lynn Burge



Mentor: Chandana Ghosh, Asstt Teacher, Kolkata 


Amrita Paik is a student of Class XI in the academic year 20122013 at Sarat Chandra Paul Girl High School, Kolkata. She scored 71% in Madhyamik Exam. Coming from a family of 3 where father earns as small serviceman Rs. 5000/ (less than $100) a month, Amrita nurtures interests in many fields such as drawing competition, Youth Parliament competition and social awareness programmes winning prizes, medals and certificates. Her hobbies are reading story books and gardening.
Amrita wants to be Doctor in profession.


1258 Milan Mishra Sponsor: Prasenjit Banerjee



Mentor: Sital Pramanik, Asstt Teacher, Nutangram High School, Bankura 


Milan Mishra is a student of Class X in the academic year 20122013 at Narrah High School, Bankura. He scored 73% in the last annual exam. Coming from a family of 4 where father earns as a small business owner Rs. 1200/ (less than $24) a month, Milan helps mother at all homeworks as she remains sick. His hobbies are playning cricket and story writing.
Milan wants to be a teacher.


1259 Arpita Sen Sponsor: Sangeeta Gangopadhyay



Mentor: Chandana Ghosh, Asstt Teacher, Kolkata 


Arpita Sen is a student of Class X in the academic year 20122013 at Sarat Chandra Paul Girls High School, Kolkata. She scored 76% in the last annual exam. Coming from a family of 3 where father earns as small serviceman Rs. 2000/ (less than $40) a month Arpita cultivates an extraacademic interest which is learning vocal music at Bangiya Sangeet Parishad. Her hobbies are listening music and reading books.
Arpita's goal is to become a good citizen and be a professor in life.


1260 Subhadip Ghosh Sponsor: Serge & Rima Manning 


Mentor: Sk. Jaynal Abedin, Asstt Teacher, Paschim Medinipur 


Subhadip Ghosh is a student of Class X in the academic year 20122013 at Palashchabri Nigamananda High School, Paschim Medinipur. He scored 70% in the last annual exam. Coming from a family of 4 where father earns from small farming Rs. 3000/ (less than $36) a month Subhadip displays leadership in the community. He participated in literacy program for the elderly people and Tree plantation program in the village. He also takes part in cultural events in school. His hobbies are reading and gardening.
Subhadip wants to be a good engineer.

1261 Aditi Raghavendra Kulkarni Sponsor: One World Bank group



Mentor: Kenya Mathai, Asstt Teacher , Dharwad 


Aditi is a student of Class IX in the academic year 20122013 at Pavan English Medium High School, Karnataka. She scored 70% in the last annual exam. Coming from a family of 3 where father engaged as priest earns Rs. 1800/ (less than $36) a month, Aditi got distinction in International Maths Talent Exam. At home, she helps mother in bringing groceries and cooking. Her hobbies are craftmaking, drawing and Rangolee.
Aditi wants to be Chartered Accountant.



1262 Shahina Akhtar Sponsor: Scott Snorton #1



Mentor: Sudeshna Das, Asstt Teacher, New Town, Kolkata 




Shahina Akhtar is a student of Class XI in the academic year 20122013 at Sarat Chandra Paul Girls High School, Kolkata. She scored 73% in Madhyamik Exam. Coming from a family of 5 where father earns as autodriver Rs. 2920/ (less than $60) a month, Shahina takes part in community activities such as Gandhi Memorial Leprosy Foundation and Students' Health Home Brotherhood Program. Her hobbies are reading story books and gardening.
Shahina wants to be a business woman and support parents at their old age.


1263 Barnali Patra Sponsor: Purna Chandra Halder



Mentor: Manishankar Mondal, Asstt Teacher, Khirpai School, Bankura 


Barnali Patra is a student of Class XI in the academic year 20122013 at Narrah High School, Bankura. She scored 67% in Madhyamik Exam. Coming from a family of 6 where father earns as Rickshawpuller Rs. 1500/ (less than $30) a month, Barnali does her part in earning through small private tutoring and contributing for the family. Her hobbies are gardening, story writing and poem writing.
Barnali wants to be a nurse.

1264 Prabin Kumar Mahato Sponsor: Scott Snorton #5



Mentor: Dr. T. K. Mondal, Asstt Professor, Ghatsila College 


Prabin Mahato is a student of B. Sc Part II with Physics Honors in the academic year 20112012 at Ghatsila College, Ghatsila. He scored 72% in the Part I Exam. Coming from a joint family of 17 persons where accumulated income from all sources is Rs. 4800/ (less than $96) Prabin displays a true leadership in several areas. He is President of Einstein Science Club, Ghatsila, and member of Breakthrough Science Society and did organize Science Fair on the occassion of transit of Venus. He regularly participates various science exhibitions and seminars. His hobby is to teach junior students.
Prabin wants to be a lecturer.



1265 Bakreswar Ghosh Sponsor: Somu & Rajashi Ghosh



Mentor: Umasankar Roychowdhury, Headmaster, Nachanhati Primary School, Bankura 


Bakreswar Ghosh is a student of Class X in the academic year 20122013 at Dhulai RKM Vidyamandir, Bankura. He scored 79% in the last annual exam. Coming from a family of 7 where father earns in small farming Rs. 1500/ (less than $30) a month, Bakreswar participated in Paschim Banga Vigyan Mancha. He also helps his father at home. His hobby is gardening.
Bakreswar wants to be Doctor.



1266 Swarupananda Dhua Sponsor: Munish Chabra



Mentor: Gopal Das, Patrahati RR High School, Rajagram, Bankura 


Swarupananda Dhua is a student of Class XI in the academic year 20122013 at Kenduadihi High School, Bankura. He scored 93% in Madhyamik Exam. Coming from a family of 5 where father earns as a small farmer Rs. 3000/ (less than $60) a month Swarupananda displays true leadership in outside academics activities and initiatives. He is a member of Newton's Eco Club, Kenduadihi and Students' Club. He participates in cultural events at school winning prizes. He loves reading detective story books and Bibhuti Bhusan Bandyopadhyay's novels.
Swarupananda wants to be an engineer by profession. He also wants to establish campaigns against inhuman practices such as dowry system, childlabor and untouchability.



1267 Pinki Sarkar Sponsor: Amal & Ranu Baidya



Mentor: Md. Ali Mutuza Sk., Teacher, Buniadpur, D/Dinajpur 


Pinki Sarkar is a student of Class IX in the academic year 20122013 at Narayanpur High School, Buniadpur, Dakshin Dinajpur. She scored 85% in the last annual exam. Coming from a family of 4 where father earns from small agriculture Rs. 1500/ (less than $30) a month, Pinki participates in school contests winning prizes. She helps parents at home works. Her hobby is reading story books.
Pinki wants to be a doctor.



1268 Subham Banerjee Sponsor: Proactive Dental



Mentor: Dolgobinda Mukherjee, Instructor, Makarkole, Bankura 


Subham Banerjee is a student of Class XI in the academic year 20122013 at Bankura Zilla School, Bankura. He scored 92% in Madhyamik Exam. Coming from a family of 3 where father earns from cultivation Rs. 3000/ (less than $60) a month, Subham has accomplishments in school as well as community initiatives. He arranged a literacy programme in his village with friends which ran for several months, organized Tree Plantation Programme in school, and took part in athletics winning prizes. His hobbies are reading story books and gardening.
Subham wants to be a good doctor to serve the backward people of the society.



1269 Biswajt Das Sponsor: Arati Chakraborty



Mentor: Kalyan Patra, NCC Officer, Narrah Hig School, Bankura 


Biswajit Das is a student of Class XI in the academic year 20122013 at Bankura Zilla School, Bankura who scored 91% in Madhyamik Exam. He comes of a family of 4 persons where father earns as a worker Rs. 2000/ (less than $40) a month. Biswajit has an array of accomplishments such as participation in football tournaments, NCC Training, Zilla Literature Competition winning prizes . At home he teaches his sister. His hobbies are story book reading and flowergardening.
Biswajit wants to be a dutiful doctor in life.



1270 Amita Hazra Sponsor: Arijit Choudhury



Mentor: Chaitali Dutta, Headmistress, Narrah GK Girls High School, Bankura 


Amita Hazra is a student of Class IX in the academic year 20122013 at Narrah GK High School, Bankura, who scored 72% in the last annual exam. Coming from a family where father is deceased and mother earns working as a house maid Rs. 1000/ (less than $20) a month, Amita symbolizes an inspiration to fight against odds. Her hobby is performing dramas, besides reading and writing.
Amita wants to be a dutiful nurse in life.



1271 Prabir Mahanta Sponsor: Eskay Realty



Mentor: Dharmadas Mukherjee, Asstt Headmaster, Panchal High School, Bankura 


Prabir Mahanta is a student of Class XI in the academic year 20122013 at Panchal High School, Sonamukhi, Bankura. He scored 73% in Madhyamik Exam. Coming from a family of 5 where father earns as a hawker Rs. 2250/ (less than $45) a month, Prabir earns however little to help the family by private tutoring. His hobbies are playing football and cricket.
Prabir wants to be a police officer in life.




1272 Soubhagya Mandal Sponsor: Kalyan Basu #3



Mentor: Dr. Sanjib Pal, Asstt Teacher, Padmapukur Pally, Bankura 


Soubhagya Mondal is a student of BE electrical 1st Year in the academic year 20122013 at St. Thomas College of Engineering & Technology, Kolkata. He scored 82% in Higher Secondary Exam. Coming from a family of 3 where father earns from small farming Rs. 2500/ (less than $50) a month Soubhagya participates in recitation and Science Fair. He also provides free coaching to needy students. At home, he helps parents in their works. His hobbies are reading novels and other science books.
Soubhagya wants to be a good engineer.



1273 Pampa Mondal Sponsor: Arun Singh #5



Mentor: Sujoy Pal, Asstt Teacher, Ratanpur primary School, Bankura 


Pampa Mondal is a student of Class XI in the academic year 20122013 at Sonamukhi BJ High School, Bankura. She scored 86% in Madhyamik Exam. Coming from a family of 5 where father earns as a small farmer Rs. 2500/ (less than $50) a month, Pampa is active in extracurricular activities such as Youth Parliament Competition, Paschim Banga Vigyan Mancha Exam and Talent Search Exam receiving prizes. Her hobbies are reading books and drawing.
Pamapa wants to be a goo teacher.



1274 Aravind Vishwakarma Sponsor: Leela Shankarsingh



Mentor: Surya Kumar Singh, Retd Leacturer, Jaunpur, UP 


Aravind Vishwakarma is a student of Class XI in the academic year 20122013 at Shri Girija Sharan Inter College Murkha, Dobhi, Jaunpur, UP. He scored 92% at the Secondary Exam. Coming from a family of 5 where father is engaged in agriculture earning Rs. 3500/ (less than $70) a month, Aravind harbors interest participating in extracurricular activities, such as vocal music programmes, cricket team, dramas and debates in district level competitions. His hobbies are cricket and badminton. He also enjoys talking to children.
Aravind wants to be Engineer.


1275 Avinash Singh Sponsor: Dhiren Maharaj

Mentor: Yogendra Nath Singh, SGRPG College, Jaunpur, UP 


Avinash Singh is a student of Class XI in the academic year 20122013 at Shri Girija Sharan Inter College Murkha, Dobhi, Jaunpur, UP. He scored 92% at the Secondary Exam. Coming from a family of 5 where father is engaged in agriculture earning Rs. 3000/ (less than $60) a month, Avinash participates in extraacademic activities, such as vocal music programmes, cricket team, dramas and debates in district level competitions. His hobbies are cricket and badminton. He also enjoys talking to children and reading books.
Avinash wants to be Engineer.


1276 Debjyoti Sadhu Sponsor: Sadhana Aggarwal #18



Mentor: Kartik Mondal, Head Teacher, Ledapalash Pry. School, Bankura 


Debjyoti Sadhu is a student of 1st Year BE Mechanical Engg in Jadavpur University in the academic year 20122013. He scored 90% in Higher Secondary Exam. Coming from a family of 5 where father earns as a bookseller Rs. 3500/ (less than $70) a month Debjyoti takes part in extraacademic initiatives such as Environment Awareness and Cleaning Programme and Districtlevel Essay Competition winning prizes. His hobbies are stampcollecting, reading story books, drawing and playing cricket.
Debjyoti wants to be a good engineer.




















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