Sushant Singh Rajput, who believes in the right to basic education for every child, has decided provide free education to underprivileged children.
Talking about the initiative, Sushant told media, “My team is working on the idea where we are selecting a group of schools, and we will take a merit test of the kids. If the kids pass the exam, we will take care of their education cost for a year.” He went on to say, “Next year, they again have to sit for the test to get the free education. This is the first step and will work on other models. But I think this process will give kids a new excitement and encouragement to study and make them more competitive.”
Born and brought up in Patna, Rajput had a desire to study abroad but was unable to fulfil his dream because of the financial crisis, reports Mid Day. However, this motivated him and since then he has always been a studious person and cleared multiple engineering exams.
Asked about his opinion on importance of education, Rajput said, “My mother always taught me that we educate our children not to become a doctor or engineer, but the impact of basic education reflects on their thought process and decision making. So even if you are getting into a creative profession like acting, your basic education will open your mind enough to think analytically.” He continued. “Therefore, I have taken this small step towards providing basic education to deserving children.”
Having gained popularity with television serial ‘Pavitra Rishta,’ Rajput stepped in to Bollywood with ‘Kai Po Che’ (2013) before gaining critical and commercial success with M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story’ (2016).
Currently, the star is busy promoting ‘Raabta,’ which is due to release on 9th June.
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