Whiz kid moves court again – for Class 10 results


Bhubaneswar : Eight-year-old whiz kid Millennium Bismay who was allowed by Orissa High Court to appear for this year's Class 10 boards has moved court once again – this time for declaration of his results.

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The results of the examination conducted by the state Board of Secondary Education (BSE) from March 7-16 came out Tuesday. However, Bismay's results were not declared, with the board authority withholding them on the ground that the matter was sub judice.

"We moved the same court again Wednesday requesting it to direct the authority to publish the result," his uncle Niranjan Behera told IANS.

The boy, who does not study in any school but is said to have extraordinary memory, is worried: "If my result is delayed I may lose one academic session."

Bismay is a resident of Sarcha village in Balasore district, 230 km from this city. Born Oct 31, 1998, he is virtually self-taught.

Although he qualified in a pre-test examination with 62 percent marks in a subject competency test conducted by BSE last year, the board refused him permission to sit for the Class 10 exam saying he was psychologically not fit for the exercise. Citing rules, the board said students below 14 years of age could not sit for the exam.

His uncle had moved the Orissa High Court against the board. A day before the exam began, a division bench of the court directed the state government and BSE to allow the boy to sit for it.

Now the family has again moved court.

"We are really depressed that we need to fight another legal battle to get the result," the boy's father Laximikanta Behera said.