Nalanda boy to CM: I'd like to attend a private school.

Sonu Kumar, a class VI student, approached Nitish Kumar while he was listening to the complaints of fellow residents in his native village Kalyanbigha . Sonu Kumar said his father does not want to assist him in his studies .

Patna: On Saturday, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was astounded when an 11-year-old boy told him to get him admitted to a private school because the quality of instruction in his village's government academy was questionable.Sonu Kumar, a class VI student, approached Nitish while he was listening to the complaints of fellow residents in his native village Kalyanbigha, under the Harnaut block in Nalanda district.On her 16th wedding anniversary, the CM had visited his village to pay a floral tribute to his wife Manju Kumari Sinha.Sonu approached him with folded hands and said, Sir, please sit down for a minute.

My father does not want to assist me in my studies.Please accept me to a private school, since the quality of education in the government-run school where I study is poor.Nitish immediately asked one of the officers accompanying him to make the necessary arrangements for the boys' lives.Sonu told reporters that if the state government supports him in his studies, he too would be an IAS or an IPS officer.Sonu, a Neema villager, had taken to Kalyanbigha on Saturday after coming to know that the CM would visit the village and speak with locals.Sonu told reporters that his father, Ranvijay Yadav, is a curd trader who spends his money on liquor consumption.

Sonu said that he offers tuition to almost 40 children from Class V to cover his own expenses.