So what, if he has failed 19 times? He is not the one to give up

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In a society where poor scores in exams often lead to students committing suicide, meet Rajkaran Barua. He has failed in his maths exams continuously for the last 19 years, yet hasn’t lost hope.

A resident of Madhya Pradesh’s Jabalpur area, Barua has been working as a domestic help since his childhood. He completed his graduation in 1993 by borrowing books from raddi-wallahs. And in 1997 Barua, a student of MSc in Mathematics in the Rani Durgavati University, first attempted his post-graduation exams. Since then, every year, he sits for the exams, but without luck. This year too, the result has been no different.

Does he not feel demotivated because of so many unsuccessful attempts? Does he not feel like giving it up?

“Every time I failed, I only became stronger. I will continue to study and appear in exams till I become a postgraduate in mathematics. It doesn’t matter how long it takes,” said Barua in a report published in The Times of India.

It is this determination that keeps him going despite the setbacks. He hopes to achieve his masters degree in his 20th attempt next year. And until he achieves his goal, he won’t rest.

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