Mahmudul Hoque Khan Dulal: The poor van puller Rashedul Islam’s joys knows no bound as his son Mamun gets the opportunity to study medical science recently. The brightness of success of his son has made him the happiest one but at the same time he becomes so gloomy thinking of his incapability to bear the high educational expenses in his son’s higher study. Although it was unexpected for a man like him but the almighty Allah has made it possible. His son Mamun Miah has got the opportunity to study medical science this year. He is so happy with this achievement of his son but after a while his joys become pale as this very poor man has no capacity to bear the expenses of his son’s study. Now he is at his wits end.
Rashidul hail from a village named south Deshiby of Kalthali union under Jhaldhaka Upazila of Niphamari district. Mamun is the third among two sons and two daughters of his parents. Mamun has passed the admission test of Medical College which held on very recently. He got the chance to study at Rangpur Medical College.
Recently this Correspondent paid a visit to Rashidul’s house in a bid to know the reaction of Mamun and his parents as well but at that time Mamun’s father was not there. He had to go to a nearby Nilshagor Agro Industries for carrying goods. His wife Sofia Begum was busy with her household works and Mamun sat before their house. No sign of joys was found on his face despite it was a very good news to him indeed.
Asked about his reaction regarding this great success Mamun said, “I have got chance to study in a medical college. But how do I maintain my educational expenses? My father told me not to be worried as he assured me to help by pulling his van. But I know it is quite impossible from his part to provide huge money by doing so along side to meet our both end meat .”
Rashidul returned home after being informed that a journalist has come to know all about them. He said he had only a piece small land in which they had made their homestead and nothing else. He earns a little amount of money such as tk.200 or tk.100 a day by pulling van and with this meagre income he had been maintaining his family of four members.
He again said, “Hence I told my son to bear his educational expenses at any costs and if needed I would sale my blood as well.”
Mamun got scholarship in class Eight and GPA-5 in S S C and H S C Classes, Mamun said, “I want to help the people of villages who are really deprived of medical treatment after being a full-fledged physician.” Source: The Prothom Alo,Mir Mahmudul Hasan , Niphamari, October,8, 2013