During Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s visit to his native village in Nalanda district, an 11-year-old boy on Saturday pleaded with him to help him continue his studies as his parents did not want him to teach. The Chief Minister had arrived in Kalyan Bigha village on Saturday to garland the statue of his wife Manju Sinha on the occasion of her death anniversary in the premises of a park named after his father Kaviraj Ramlakhan Singh. Meanwhile, Sonu Kumar, the boy standing behind the barricade, attracted the attention of the Chief Minister and urged him with folded hands, “Sir, give me courage to study (help me to get education), my parents (father) don’t want to teach me. Huh.”
On the request of the child, the Chief Minister directed the officers accompanying him to listen to the complaint of the child. In-charge District Magistrate Vaibhav Srivastava listened carefully to the child’s complaint. During this, an elder of the village present said that the boy was meritorious. Later, Sonu, a Class VI student in a government school, told reporters that he wanted to become an IAS officer. Sonu said, “My father sells milk products for a living but he doesn’t care about my education.” The boy alleged that whatever his father earns, he spends it on alcohol. It is noteworthy that there is complete liquor ban in Bihar since April 2016. The boy also claimed that he gives tuitions to children younger than him for his studies.