Anmol Raj - IDIA

Anmol Raj hails from Sonbhadra in Uttar Pradesh. His father works as a sweeper at the Gram Panchayat and supports the family of four with a monthly salary of about Rs. 32,000 when Anmol joined IDIA. Life didn’t come easy for Anmol. He was born with a defect in his left eye, due to which he had blurred vision since birth. In 2012, when he was 15 years old, Anmol suddenly lost vision in his right eye which was by then his only functioning eye. Consequently, he had dropped out of his school when he was in the 10th standard and underwent a long-haul treatment. Through the course of the next 5 years, Anmol was completely away from anything remotely related to academics and slowly started to lose his skill sets that he had acquired diligently by studying in his school.

However, Anmol wasn’t the type to give in to the tough circumstances easily. In 2017, after a 5-year long frustrating gap in his studies, he resumed his schooling and joined the MKSD Inter-college in Lucknow in the 9th standard. Anmol put in tremendous efforts to make up for all the lost time and scored a whopping 83% in his 10th standard examinations. Such stellar results pushed Anmol to work even harder. Due to the dynamism offered by the legal field, it became his dream to pursue law and become a lawyer. There was no lawyer in his family or even in the area around him and that fueled his passion even more to pursue a career that would make him different from others. Moreover, he wanted to help others and give back to society. Soon enough, he resolved to attempt CLAT.

Anmol got introduced to IDIA through one of our sensitization sessions where we talked about legal education and law as a career. He got in touch with us right away. Within a matter of weeks, he was inducted into our traineeship program and gave his all into the preparation from the start. Managing his 12th standard examinations alongside his preparation for law entrance exams has been a tough task but his resilience and desire to make it big has helped him strike the right balance between the two. His meticulous planning and hard work bore fruits when he passed his 12th standard board exams by scoring 68.8% and also secured a seat in NLU Odisha, a cause for double celebration when the results of both exams were announced within a few days of each other. Anmol’s determination and courage has stood the test of times and we are sure that he will continue exhibiting the same in his new journey at a premier law school.

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