Diganta along with his dad at the examination facility in Sec V
KOLKATA: A 19-year old boy and his dad Elect for six hours out of Gosaba at Sunderbans to get to the town suburbs 75 kilometers off on Wednesday afternoon and then spent the next 2 hours traveling the past 20-strange km on public transportation to accomplish the test venue in Salt Lake Sector V in the time to look for the JEE (Main).
The next day of this all-India engineering entry saw the presence figure in Bengal rise to 70% by the paltry 33percent on Day 1, once the newspapers for BArch and BPlanning were held, but was far from the close 100percent on years.
Diganta Mondal and dad Rabi, a carpenter, had begun in their house in Gosaba about two cycles around 6pm on Tuesday. They grabbed the Bidyadhari river onto a ship after which simmer for four hours to achieve a relative’s location at Piyali village at South 24 Parganas where they rested for the evening. On Wednesday morningthey set off again, now on a single bike, the dad pedalling along with the boy revising his courses in the trunk. They contacted Sonarpur about 9 am and parked the bicycle, took a car to Garia after which shifted two buses to reach Salt Lake Sector V about 11am, well before the beginning of the examination at 3pm.
“had trains been operating, the journey would not have been taxing. However, I was determined to sit the test for which I’ve been preparing for the previous couple of decades. I could not overlook it at any price,” explained Diganta, that passed the Higher Secondary examination annually with 85% marks and opted to prepare for a complete year with this year’s JEE. “My son’s self kept me moving along with also the 75-kilometers travel on bicycle on a battered street did not matter. However, the fear of contracting the disease was always there in the back of my head,” the father said.
Like Diganta, there have been many other people whose perseverance won on the challenges posed by the pandemic, space and lack of public transportation.
Subhankar Burman of Balurghat chose a shuttle bus reach Kolkata together with his dad on August 30 and remained with a relative in Belghoria for 3 nights. He even took the test from the very first session which began at 9 am. “The fear of contracting Covid is obviously there but life must proceed. Transport was a enormous worry but I could not let these variables hamper my livelihood,” he explained.
Barrackpore resident Anirban Basu Chowdhury, who isn’t overly keen on getting an engineer and seems to maintain the armed forces, took the examinations to test out”how centralised tests are being conducted throughout the pandemic so I am emotionally ready for the NDA examination on September 6″
There were some pupils who maintained the continuous fear of contracting the disease was such they could not focus on the examination. “I did not need to return for the examination. I’ve cleared WBJEE and have taken entrance at a private school. However, my dad insisted that I sit the evaluation. I’m extremely tensed after seeing the collecting here. Among my close friends panicked and chosen from this test at the last minute this morning,” explained Swastik Bhattacharya, a resident of Howrah.