READ | How A School Going Kid Becomes ‘Family Guide’

  • Premier Eye hospital Sankaradeva Nethralaya (SSN) extends helping hand to the family.

The stories of struggle start almost the same way but not all stories end in the same way. The story of a 12-year-old from Thuramukh in Golaghat district is different from most stories of struggle.

Pankaj Gogoi was an infant when his father expired; after a few years, his mother was diagnosed with a rare condition that causes serious visual impairment. All of these events happened in such quick succession that Pankaj could not even think how from a school going kid he suddenly became the one to manage the household and all its chores.

Vegetable selling is the only livelihood of Pankaj. But the zeal to study remained; he kept his books opened…

Doctor asked his family to go to Guwahati for further treatment as there is no treatment facility in his town.

“We need a huge amount of financial assistance. We will be grateful if the state government or people can help in some way”- family members said.

Pratidin Time has tried to initiate a campaign and informed everyone how serious the issue was and how any contribution would go a long way towards the campaign. The group had appealed to its readers and viewers to contribute a bit for the treatment for his mother.

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