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  Newsmakers   07 Jan 2017  Maharashtra: Boy wins praise for erasing his caste from school record

Maharashtra: Boy wins praise for erasing his caste from school record

PTI
Published : Jan 7, 2017, 6:46 pm IST
Updated : Jan 7, 2017, 6:46 pm IST

The boy struck his caste off from the school attendance record, to the surprise of his classmates and teachers.

Representational picture (Photo: File)
 Representational picture (Photo: File)

Mumbai: A 12-year-old student from Marathwada region has become the talk of his village for 'erasing' any mention his caste from the school attendance record.

 Rohan Bhosle, a seventh standard student of the Zilla Parishad (ZP) school at Pargaon village in Ashti tehsil of Beed district deleted any mention of his caste from the school attendance sheet recently, winning praise from classmates and teachers.

 

Prateeksha Shirole, Rohan's classmate, said he took the muster sheet, pulled out a pen and rubbed the blue ink on the column which mentioned his caste.

Somnath Walke, Rohan's teacher said, "I was shocked and wondered why he did that. When I asked him why he erased his caste, he said, 'Sir, you regularly teach us in the classroom about equality. Everybody has only one caste: humanity. Nobody should ask the other as to what his caste is'," said Walke.

Rohan's parents Suresh and Manda, who are farmers, said they were surprised that Rohan had taken such a "revolutionary" step.

Tags: caste certificate, students
Location: India, Maharashtra, Mumbai (Bombay)