BBC has this very inspiring story about how a few people give Indians from the poorest rung of society a chance to get into IIT (Indian Institute of Technology). Those of you are familiar with IIT, know how huge an achievement this is. Those who are not familiar with IIT – they are looked at IIT = MIT + Harvard + Princeton to give you an idea. There are many rankings and depends on what you believe as comparing apples and oranges is always difficult.
Santosh’s (the guy in the BBC’s story) brothers along with the rest of his family are illiterate, and I just cannot get over the quote from one of his brother:
We don’t know what my brother Santosh has passed, but people say he will get a respectful job and earn good money when he starts working.
Of course, there are people who are not happy about the whole situation. And before you ask, no, I did not go to IIT – I am not in the same league.