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Jharkhand Muslim boy from RSS-run school scores 10 CGPA in CBSE exam
A couple of days ago it was reported that a Muslim Boy from Assam, 16-year old Sarfaraz Hussain, a student of an RSS-managed school had topped the Assam High School examinations and now another Muslim boy from Jharkhand has attained 10 CGPA in CBSE exam this year, and he too is from an RSS-run school.

16-year old Janishar Ansari, who hails from Haffua in Jharkhand, has become a local hero of sorts in his hometown. Ansari had appeared in this year's Central Board of Secondary Examination (CBSE) board exams and became the first person of his village to score a full 10 cumulative grade point average (CGPA).

A lot of credit for his achievement goes to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS)-run school located at Patratu, in which Ansari studied.

Ansari, who was mentored by a Right-wing Hindu nationalist group leader, has fair knowledge of the Vedas and Sanskrit. The boy has now become an inspiration for the other children in the Muslim-dominated village of Haffua, which comprises of a mixed population of peasants, daily wage workers, small time traders and businessmen.

Not too far back in time, Huffua was an infamous colony of criminals, being home to people with criminal backgrounds, being involved in cases of robbery and snatching in Ramgarh and Ranchi districts. Even the police and the authorities needed a second thought before entering Haffua, out of fear of red flags.

But not anymore! The sudden transformation of this infamous hamlet happened due to the efforts of social reformist and senior RSS leader, SN Singh. Haffua is now one of the most progressive villages in the sub-division.

Singh spotted Ansari during one of his visits to the village to pick up youngsters for some mechanical training.

A proud Singh told HT, "With the permission of his parents, I brought him to Patratu, enrolled him with the local Saraswati Sishu Vidya Mandir (SSVM) and arranged for his travel and accommodation. Eight years on, he has transformed into a meritorious student and a fine human being."

Ansari too attributes his success to his mentor, Singh and his school.

While touching his mentor's feet, Ansari said, "Sir (Singh) is my mentor, guardian and guide. He trained my father and employed him in his engineering firm and then took up responsibility to support my studies. I am happy that I could deliver and become a role model for other children of my neighbourhood."

Ansari says that since he had to switch his village to attain his education, the experience moulded him as a person, changing his perception towards education.

He said, "At my school the emphasis was more on gaining knowledge than attaining degrees."

Shiv Kumar Chaudhary, the school principal was all praises for his pupil and said, "He has a knack to excel and we only polished his skills."

Ansari was the only Muslim student out of the seven students that scored a 10 CGPA, while Eighty-six students from the school had appeared in this year's board exams.

Post Ansari's success; there has been a sudden rush by Muslim families to enroll their kids in the RSS-run SSVM, a school that currently enrolls 20 Muslim students.

Proud at his son's success, Md Nezam, Ansari's father said, "He has transformed into a fine individual and I am proud of his achievements."

Nezam works in Kalpatru, a civil construction company run by Singh.

Ansari said that he aspired to become a chartered accountant. 

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