Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala
Meet Santosh Kumar, hailing from the tranquil town of Manda in Bihar, situated near the mountains. As a member of the SC community, Santosh’s journey to pursuing his dream of law was filled with determination and unwavering support from organizations like IDIA.
Santosh’s father is a farmer, and his mother serves as a community mobilizer in the self-help group called Jivika Gram Sangathan. With his passion for reading, Santosh found inspiration in autobiographies like “The Story of My Experiments with Truth” by Gandhi and “Wings of Fire” by Abdul Kalam. His desire to pursue law intensified after discovering CLAT through a Navodaya alumni.
Supported by IDIA, Santosh qualified for legal studies at Legal Edge, Bhopal, alleviating the financial burden that had worried him. IDIA became his home and guardian, providing guidance and support throughout the journey, especially since his parents were unfamiliar with law colleges.
With a strong sense of responsibility towards his community, Santosh aims to uplift and support others from his village by creating awareness about opportunities like Navodaya and organizations like IDIA.
His aspiration to work in international organizations such as the UN and international courts showcases his dedication to making a global impact through the field of law.
Beyond law, Santosh’s interests encompass various passions, including sports, particularly cricket, music, as he plays tabla and congo, and writing. His journey from Manda to law school exemplifies the power of perseverance and support, with IDIA playing a pivotal role in empowering dreams and fostering a sense of social responsibility. Santosh Kumar stands as an inspiration to his community and beyond, showcasing the transformative impact of education and determination in shaping a brighter future.