Three scholars trained by the IDIA Charitable Trust, Jai Singh Rathor , Anand Kumar and Yashwant Kumar, have emerged as top rank holders in CLAT 2020 with AIR 3, 5 and 48, respectively.
Rathor hails from a small place in Patna district, and has emerged on the Top 5 list of CLAT 2020 after having overcome many issues, including financial struggles. His father runs a small grocery shop and his mother is a homemaker.
Kumar hails from Mosaurhi village in Patna, Bihar. His father, who is a mechanic and manufactures some machine parts, is the only earning member of the family.
Anand Kumar who got All India Rank 5 hails from a small village called Masaurhi in Patna. He used to travel by train every day to attend classes. His father is retired after his service in the army and receives a small pension. He is the only bread winner of the family. His mother is a homemaker. Anand also has two sisters, who are currently studying in school.
Inter alia, many other IDIA Trainees have also performed well and around 12 are expected to get a seat at some of the top National Law Universities. These include Soumya who got All India PWD Rank 20.
Soumya belongs from Penugonda village in Telangana. Her parents are farmers and she faced lot of hurdles in her preparation due to her visual impairment and the economic challenges faced by her. Her grit and determination have prevailed as she cracked CLAT.
"IDIA is proud of its student team members across law colleges in India who worked tirelessly to train these students for the law entrance examinations. We are also thankful to our training partners that include some of the coaching institutes, trainers, and centers across India who helped us in training some of these students.
We now need your help to sponsor the education of these students. They have shown their mettle and money should not stand in their way of pursuing their education! If you want to contribute towards their education, please write to [email protected]," a press note issued by the Trust read.
CLAT results were declared yesterday on the Consortium's website.
About IDIA Charitable Trust
IDIA is a pan-India movement to train underprivileged students and help transform them into leading lawyers and community advocates. IDIA is premised on the notion that access to premier legal education empowers marginalized communities and helps them help themselves. IDIA selects and trains students from underprivileged backgrounds (IDIA Trainees) to crack top law entrance examinations in India. Once they are admitted to top law colleges, it provides a scholarship to these students (IDIA Scholars) that comprises financial support, training, and mentorship among other things.
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