Jamshedpur : When it comes to proving talent poverty can never be hurdle even in succeeding in one of the most difficult examinations like Chartered Accountancy ( CA). Twenty four-year-old Gaurav Pandit, youngest son of 65-year-old Niranjan Kumar Pandit, a tea vendor at Azad Market in Telco has set an example by succeeding in CA final.
Gaurav Pandit, who completed his B. Com from Goenka College of Commerce and Business Administration in Kolkata and had been pursing CA cleared the final examination in his second attempt. The exams were held in November , 2016 and the results were announced last evening.
Gaurav, presently works as an executive with a CA firm JAV and Associates at Lal Bazaar in Kolkata. Sharing his journey to success said that lack of money forced him to take tuitions to meet his college fees and also deterred him from registering for company secretary ship final examination.
“ My life has been tough but I never lose my hearts. My parents have been my guiding force. I still remember the day when my father had to mortgage my mother’s jewellery for my admission in school.
He somehow managed to arrange for fees in the prestigious Goenka College of Commerce and Business Administration and since it was a government college and I got a scholarship (through merit test). I took tuitions for college and school (commerce) students to meet my expense in college. My first target now is to get a decent job and help my family,” said Gaurav, who scored 53 per cent marks in the examination.
The Little Flower School alumnus who made his first attempt in CA finals in May last year also gave credit to the school the then principal Sister Helena.
He passed intermediate in 2011 and during his school days his family’s financial situation was very poor. Had it not been for the generosity of Sister Helena who provided free schooling to him till class six he could not have been able to complete my schooling.
His elated father said : “I am offering free tea, biscuits and sweets to all who are coming to my stall.
Niranjan, who resides in Birsanagar admitted that with his earning (around Rs 7,000 per month) from his stall it was quite difficult to meet the needs of his family comprising his wife and elder son (two daughters married).
“ I have read about our country’s Prime Minister Narendra Modiji was once a tea-seller and today it has made me believe that a tea-seller can also achieve a feat in academics,” said Niranjan.