Perseverance, hard work and the constant support of SOS Children’s Village Kolkata helped Subhajit realise his childhood dream of becoming an officer.
Abandoned at the age of six by his father who was suffering from a mental illness, Subhajit was left completely alone when an accident took away the life of his mother. He was brought to SOS Children’s Village Kolkata in February 1999 and was placed under the care of SOS Mother, Sonali Kulavi. Despite such early losses, the boy remained calm and sincere throughout his growing-up years. An earnest student, he was always among the top performers in his class and subsequently cleared his class X board examinations with 84% from Bidhan Nagar Municipal School, Kolkata, in 2009.
From his early days, Subhajit harboured a dream to become an officer someday. His ambition was further fueled by the encouragement and support that he received from his SOS mother and family. When he was shifted to the Youth Home, Subhajit continued to display his leadership and management capabilities well inside and outside the Village. He took responsibility of the Mess and Cultural Committee and would often lend a hand in the kitchen. His good communication skills helped him anchor various cultural programmes and his interests in sports won him many prizes in school.
Recognising his growing aspiration, SOS Children’s Village provided Subhajit with the required study materials and guidance on how to successfully clear the engineering entrance test. In 2012, he sat for the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination (WBJEE) for Engineering and cleared the test. Subhajit completed his Bachelor of Technology (Electronics and Instrumentation) from Kolaghat Engineering College and has been selected as Grade ‘A’ Officer in Hindustan Petroleum, after completion of the training period.
We at SOS India and Children’s Village Kolkata feel very proud to be a part of his wonderful journey and wish him all the best for his future endeavours.