Abhishake Meena, son of NREGA labourer now in IIT

Son of a NREGA labourer, Abhishake Meena was completely unaware about the IITs till Class X, and yet he became the first person from his village in Kota to make it to the prestigious institution. 

18-year-old Abhishake, resident of Chatrapura village in Etawa area of Kota district, is now a student of IIT-Delhi, pursuing Industrial Production in the Mechanical branch after scoring 257 rank (reserved category) in the IIT-JEE exam this year. 

Abhishake, who did his schooling from a Hindi-medium school in the village, was completely unaware about the IITs, one of the most sought after engineering schools in India, till his Class Xth exam. 

"When I obtained 72 % in Class X my school teachers suggested my father to send me to Kota for coaching and to prepare for IIT," Abhishake Meena told PTI, adding it was only then he came to know about IIT. 
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