Let me introduce myself to you. I am SARIFUDDIN BAIDYA. I am 24. I hail from a little village named BHANGATUSHKHALI, situated in the SUNDERBAN (Rolay Bengal TIGER Project Area) in the district of North 24 Parganas, WEST BENGAL, INDIA. I came of a very poor family. My father RULAMIN BAIDYA, 59, is the only bread-winner of our family. He is a BOATMAN and by profession a fisherman. My mother SABJAN BIBI BAIDYA is a home-maker. I have one Sister and one Brother. My sister is doing her Bachelor of Science at Bhangar Mahavidyalaya under the University of Calcutta. My brother is a student of Class –XII, going to appear at the HIGHER SECONDARY EDUCATION under WEST BENGAL COUNCIL OF HIGHER SECONDARY EDUCATION in 2020. I passed the B.Sc. (Bachelor of Science) from Bhangar Mahavidyalaya under University of Calcutta in 2015 & did my M.A (Master of Arts) from Rabindra Bharati University in 2017.
My dream is to further my educational qualification and to be well-versed in any branch or discipline of education- technical, mechanical or job-oriented any training.
But my father being a poor fisherman cannot afford the expenses to be spent on my studies or training. He finds it very difficult to maintain a family of five members.
I was selected many a time for admission in many reputed institutions. But my pecuniary difficulties hindered me from fulfilling my dream. This year about a month ago, I got chances for admission in different training institutes located in different parts of our country – Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Orissa, and Kolkata & Abroad. But we failed to collect the requisite amount of money for my admission. I then started appealing to the Panchayat Pradhan, Panchayat Samity Savapati, Zila Parishad & to the Block Development Officer for financial help. But it was a matter of great regret that each of them turned a deaf ear to all appeals.
Thus time passed and frustration & discontent gradually gripped me tight. Nobody came forward to help me. Rather they felt amused at my wretched impoverished condition. Some of them remarked “father is a boatman and his son wants to reach to the SKY”. Sometimes seeing me in tears, my mother would say, “This is the fate of the poor people like us”. But my father used to say, “Don’t get frustrated. Those who are lazy, worthless, good for nothing, inefficient may shed tears. You are different from those who have no aim in life, no dream to cherish or no dream to materialize. You are active, diligent, persevering & an M.A from a reputed University. Our prophet said,
“The ink of the scholar is more sacred than the blood of the martyr”
Hazrat Muhammad (S.A.W)
Why should you break down? Why should you shed tears? Hold your own. I failed to help you prosecute your studies or undergo any training course, but there must be many generous people who will surely come forward to help you. This condition of adversity will not last long. You can achieve anything in life if you really want to. “The sky is the limit.”
“Dream is not that which you see sleeping it is something that does not let you sleep”
Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam.
My father kindled in me, a ray of hope. While GOOGLING, I came across this site & decided to ask for help online. Please consider me as one of your family members. I beg for education help from all of you online. By assisting me, you will be assisting many – a whole family of five members.
At present, I want to get admission into an airline training institute located in Kolkata or cabin crew training & improve my chances of getting a job with an airline.
Thank you for your kind & generous help in advance.
“One best book is equal to hundred good friends; one good friend is equal to a library.”