In March 2020 Rekchan sat his Indian School Certificate with good marks, and planned to study physical education at college. Although he was not supported by us through Dr Graham’s Homes, we said that we would fund him through university.
He applied to three colleges in Kolkata, but the time in question was when the coronavirus pandemic was starting to cause serious disruption in India. To his dismay his applications where rejected for what seemed to be administrative reasons, which given the situation could not be resolved. So he decided to apply for college in Sikkim. Unfortunately there was no suitable physical education course available. Rather than wait a year, and given all the uncertainty, he decided to apply to study Political Science at Shri Ramasamy Memorial University. He was indeed accepted but would have found the registration, setting up a bank account and other admin very difficult without the help of two former students, Nedup and Nimphuti.
From then on he has prospered, passing all his exams and of course being very active in college sports! He is due to graduate in July 2023.