Tripura govt to bear education-related expenses of differently-abled student


Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has announced that state government will bear all the education-related expenses of Pralay Dey, a differently-abled student who secured first division in class 10 board examination.

Pralay, a resident of Gomati district, born with deformed hands, used his leg to write his exams and has secured first division marks in the class 10 board examination of Tripura.

The boy was felicitated by Tripura Chief Minister on Monday.

After meeting Pralay, the Chief Minister told ANI, “Stipend for Divyang students, scholarship, free higher education and other facilities will be given to him. The state government will bear his expenses.”

Highly moved by Pralay’s determination, Deb said that the boy is a living example of the English proverb ‘where there is a will, there is a way.’


Pralay was born with hands folded backwards. When he was 15 days old his hands were plastered for three-and-a-half years as part of a treatment.

Pralay’s father Sujan Kumar Dey is a daily wage labourer while his mother Putul Guha Dey is a helper at an Anganwadi (ICDS) centre.

Despite writing the exam papers with help of his feet, Pralay has secured first division by scoring 346 marks in total with distinction in two language papers.