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Kalyani (West Bengal): In a rare but inspiring scene of determination, Mother, Father and Son of Kalyanai in Nadia district of West Bengal appeared in the 12th Board Exams which started on Wednesday across the state.
Students at the exam centre in Kalyani - some 50 kms from state capital Kolkata were up for a suprise on Wednesday when they saw Balram Mondal, a wage labourer, accompanied by his wife Kalyani Mondal and his son Biplab coming to write the 12th board exam.
Balaram Mondal had dropped out from school after passing Class IX due to poverty and Kalyani was a house wife, and had no intention to continue education. But, their son urged them to to resum studies. After helping his parents through the school final (Madhyamik) exam earlier, Biplab has this time made them appear for the Higher Secondary first year exam.
Biplab, who supports his studies by providing private tuition to school students, helped his parents prepare for the exam by imparting them tuition at home.
West Bengal 12th Board exam started Wednesday with Bengali, Hindi, Urdu, English and others being the first paper. The exam will end on March 29, 2017.