"I don't like playing outside with the other kids. It bores me. The other kids make fun of me but its okay. I stay home and read about new inventions and world records. I have a collection of newspaper cutting of all the world records I have ever read. It must be around some 30-40 books. I want to become a scientist. My dad always says dream big and work hard. I hope some day even I get to be a part of my collection. I know our financial situation is a little dicey. But lets see. You want to see my collection?" - Soumya Soumya Ranjan Das is a 16 year old boy from Bhubaneswar, Odisha. He lives with his elder brother and parents. His mother is a cook and his elder brother runs an ironing shop. They recently took a loan from Milaap for Soumya's education.I got a chance to meet this young man during my last field visit. He is one of the most inspiring people I have met since my fellowship has started.
Dream big and work hard