PRATEEK KHANDELWAL

PRATEEK KHANDELWAL

2nd Year, CNLU, Patna


Native Place: Jaipur, Rajasthan

Academic Record: (1st Semester) – 67.29%

Attendance Record:More than 75% Aggregate (1st and 2nd Semester)

Fees: Rs. 1,27,500/- Per Annum

ENTITLEMENT FOR SCHOLARSHIP AS CASE OF “Hardship” (S.No.18)

Prateek, in pursuit of the law, lives on the other side of the country, being from Jaipur, and studying in Patna. The cumulative family income is approximately 2 Lacs per annum, which is generated by household business involving seasonal perishable products (producing pickles on small scale), which has been disrupted completely due to COVID-19 and lockdown. Severe losses have depleted the limited family savings that were already in peril, having paid the applicant’s fee for the first year. Understanding the difficult times that his parents are facing, the candidate has undertaken teaching English to High School students, to earn some money.

Teaching English, speaks to his bent towards social work, which is mentioned at length in the write up submitted with the application. Moving experiences while in school have formed his disposition to work for betterment of society. While at university, he has excelled at co-curricular activities such as MUN’s Mock Parliaments, Moots such as the prestigious M.C Chagla Memorial Moot Court Competition, and research papers on varied topics, published at prestigious platforms. His write up mentions difficulty in internships, paper presentations etc, which is a defining aspect in one’s law school journey.The Scholarship if granted, his write up states, will greatly alleviate issues faced by the family, securing the path of education.

Prateek’s journey as a student, questions what it takes for a person to accomplish one’s ambitions – is it money? Or the hard work? His journey, itself, presents straitjacket answers to these questions. Having shown that he is extremely hard working, by participating in various competitions and publishing numerous papers, Prateek answers that it is the hard work that matters for a person to pursue their ambitions. Therefore, CAN Foundation admires his approach and is proud to shortlist him as an Eklavya Scholar under the ‘Hardship Category’.