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Jun 20, 2007 at 11:23am IST

Farmer's son tops Maha PMT

Anjangaon (Maharashtra): It's celebration time for 17-year-old Sagar Makhade’s family in Vidarbha. Sagar, the son of a cotton farmer has done his whole village proud by topping the Maharashtra Pre-Medical test in the general category.

The talented boy, who scored 199 out of 200 in the MHT-CET 2007 examinations, is elated with the result and thankful for his family’s support.

“My father is a farmer, and my mother a housewife. We won six acres of land,” says Sagar.

Meanwhile, Sagar's father Ramesh Rao Makhode is determined to do everything he can to make sure his son completes his course.

“I will have to sell my land to finance his education. But I will make sure he completes his course,” says Ramesh Rao.

Vidarbha's story so far has been that of rising farmer suicides, farmers steeped in debt and insufficient packages from the government. But that has not stopped Sagar from standing out.

What’s commendable is Sagar excelled without the help of what some might call the quota crutch. His patience, hardwork and talent resulted in his marvelous achieving. And he clearly stands as an ideal motivation for other students.