Appearing for the NEET-JEE exam amid a pandemic hasn’t been easy. While the threat of coronavirus made aspirants, parents and activists apprehensive about the conducting of the exam and triggered protests from many quarters, floods and lack of transport in view of lockdown in several areas also added to the woes of students.
However, a 19-year-old boy, Diganta Mondal, from Gosaba in Sunderbans couldn’t afford to miss the exam even in absence of transport. The boy accompanied by his father, Rabi a carpenter by profession, cycled for six hours to reach the exam centre in the city suburbs 75 km away on Wednesday. He had to travel for two more hours on public transport to finally reach the exam centre in Salt Lake Sector V, the Times of India reported.