The concept of ‘Ekal Vidyalaya’ is rooted way back in 1989 to provide primary education to the underprivileged from class I to class III. It has been quite a unique experience for all the children who come to study in Ekal Vidyalaya as they not only concentrate on studies related to books but also on meditation, sports, craft, music and other co – curricular activities. The age in which children come to study in Ekal Vidyalaya is an age in which their character takes shape. Thus, such experience adds a positive tinge in formation of character.
Indrajit Giri is one of such student who has studied in Ekal Vidyalaya. He belongs to a village named Kumarpur of Patharpratima Block and South 24 Parganas District of West Bengal, India. Kumarpur is another remote village in South 24 Parganas District where accessing education remains a challenge like other villages. Most of the children are first generation learners and therefore their parents are unaware of education. Moreover, there are other social adversities persistently remain like child trafficking, drop – out issues, early marriage etc. But living amongst all these social odds, Indrajit is such an example who stands straight – headed to make himself educated and self – reliant with esteem in the society.
Indrajit is the youngest amongst the three with having two siblings, one elder brother and one elder sister. Sister is married and brother like other youth of the area has been migrated to some other state for work. His father Panchanan Giri works as a farmer in others land as they have a very less amount of land of their own. His mother Saraswati Giri is a housewife. Their monthly income is Rs. 4000.