Sets sights on college studies
Questions in all papers are easy, he saysWinning a Nobel in physics is his aim
CUTTACK: Eight-year-old Millennium Bismay, who was allowed to sit for the matriculation examination after a prolonged legal battle, is confident of passing out with flying colours.
Bismay came out of the examination hall in a jovial mood after writing the last paper on Thursday afternoon and claimed that he would secure more than 90 per cent in the examination.
"I am confident of securing over 90 per cent marks as I have done well in all the papers. I have done extremely well in mathematics and science papers," he said, adding the questions in all papers were easy.
Bismay was allowed to sit for the examination following a High Court order just a day before the examination began. After the government refused to grant him permission to sit for the final school-leaving examination because of under age, the boy moved the court.
On March 6, the court allowed the boy to sit for the examination and restrained the authorities from publishing his result pending disposal of the writ petition.
Bismay said he could have done much better had the permission came a bit earlier. "I stopped reading some 15 days before the examination and my preparations were hampered as uncertainties prevailed," he said.
After the examination, the boy said he would now go back to his home in Balasore and commence reading college books.
"I like to study books on mathematics and physics as I want to be a scientist in any branch of physics. Winning a Nobel in physics will give me immense satisfaction," the boy said when asked about his future plans.
Staying in a city-based lodge with his parents, the boy appeared for the examination here as the court directed the Board of Secondary Education (BSE) to allot the examination centre at the Secondary Board High School.
He said he faced no problem during the examination period, except that his trendy digital wristwatch broke down after the second day.
"I had to manage with my father's watch," the boy said.