Digha, May 31: That’s Rajkumar. He sells toys to other children (with real childhoods) of his age, at the Digha (a beachside town about 5 hrs from Calcutta) bazaar.
When asked whether he felt proud about the country growing at more than 8%, he sheepishly replied that he didn’t know what “percentage” meant. He had never been to school in spite of the spectacular success of the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyaan.
When asked why, he replied, “School jetham tho bhaath kothai theke ashtho(If I had gone to school where would I get my rice from)?”
When the PM was asked this same question by the correspondent he gave a befitting reply to Rakmumar:”The country is booming.If he does not have rice let him eat risotto.”