Poverty has never been an excuse for 25-year-old Hemant Ojha of Jajpur district in Odisha, but determination, dedication and hard work has helped him getting a job opportunity in NASA.
Now he has been selected to join as a junior scientist in the National Aeronautic Space Administration (NASA) in the United States of America.
Hemant completed his matriculation in his village primary school and did his BSc with Applied Mathematics as honours in the Ravenshaw University, Cuttack. Later, he did PhD in Applied Mathematics from the IIT, Madras.
“I along with six scientists from India had spent one month last year in the NASA as researchers to present our projects. I am delighted when I got an appointment letter recently from NASA, Washington DC Head Jim Bridestine to join as a junior scientist. I would soon go to USA to work in the NASA”, said Hemant.
Hemant’s father Arjun said “I am very happy to know that my son will work in the NASA”. The villagers would soon felicitate Hemant for his achievement in a function here, said Ramachandra Ojha, a villager.