US special envoy to visit Super30

Last Updated: Friday, August 6, 2010 - 20:04

Patna: US Special Envoy to Organisation of
Islamic Conference Rashad Hussain would visit Patna-based
Super30 which helps poor children prepare for IIT-JEE, the
entrance test for the elite technology institutes in the
country.

Super30 is an initiative of mathematician Anand Kumar
who trains 30 poor students every year for IIT-JEE out of
which a majority have so far succeeded in the test.
"Hussain will be accompanied by Benjamin Hesprich,
Clinton Brown, Consul for Political-Economic Affairs, US
Consulate in Kolkata," Kumar told agency.

Hussain`s father hailed from Bihar.
"He will see the way Super30 works and speak to
successful students," Anand said.

Many of the students have been first generation poor
learners from rural areas. The institute provides free food,
lodging and coaching, he said.

PTI



First Published: Friday, August 6, 2010 - 20:04

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