IDIA Charitable Trust (IDIA) is ready to welcome its new batch of Scholars including Jai Singh Rathor, who has performed brilliantly and obtained All India Rank 3 in Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2020. Belonging to a small place in Patna district, Jai overcame many issues including financial struggles to emerge as one of the toppers! His father runs a small grocery shop (kirana shop) and his mother is a homemaker.
Anand Kumar who got All India Rank 5 hails from a small village called Masaurhi in Patna. He used to travel by train every day to attend classes. His father is retired after his service in the army and receives a small pension. He is the only bread winner of the family. His mother is a homemaker. Anand also has two sisters – one of them is studying and the other one is married.
Another IDIA Scholar, Yashwant Kumar, has also made his family and IDIA proud by getting All India Rank 48 in CLAT 2020. Yashwant hails from a village called Mosaurhi, in Patna district, Bihar. His father, who is a mechanic and manufactures some machine parts, is the only earning member of the family. These students have fought many odds and crossed numerous hurdles to crack CLAT. Yashwant has also cracked AILET exam for admission to National Law University, Delhi. Read more about him here and here.
IDIA is a nationwide movement that selects and trains students from marginalized and underprivileged backgrounds to crack CLAT and other law entrance examinations. Once selected to top law colleges, IDIA gives them a holistic scholarship that includes financial assistance, trainings, mentorship etc. The aim is to create community leaders and change-makers who are CHAMPS (Creative, Holistic, Altruistic, Maverick/Moral, Problem Solvers). It is hoped that this will help empower communities by creating capacity from within.
Many of our other IDIA Trainees have also performed well and around 18 have already gotten admission to law colleges across India, and more are expected to get admission later. These include Soumya who got All India PWD Rank 20. Soumya belongs from Penugonda village in Telangana. Her parents are farmers and she faced lot of hurdles in her preparation due to her visual impairment and the economic challenges faced by her. Her grit and determination have prevailed as she cracked CLAT!
Another IDIA Trainee, Anand Shankar has cracked AILET exam.
IDIA is proud of its student team members across law colleges in India who worked tirelessly to train these students for the law entrance examinations. We are also thankful to our training partners that include some of the coaching institutes, trainers, and centers across India who helped us in training some of these students.
We now need your help to sponsor the education of these students. They have shown their mettle and money should not stand in their way of pursuing their education! If you want to contribute towards their education, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org.