A heart wrenching video of an Umerkot shepherd telling his son to give up on his studies due to financial constraints recently went viral, and it prompted the Mehran University of Engineering and Technology in Jamshoro to offer a scholarship to the boy.
The video shows the shepherd telling his son, Ali Raza, to give up on further studies as he doesn’t even have, “four annas for it”. Ali Raza had passed the entry test to secure an admission in Mehran University, but was unable to bear the expense of studying in the engineering university.
The video caught the notice of the Vice Chancellor of the Mehran University of Jamshoro, Aslam Uqaili. The VC then decided to offer a scholarship to Ali Raza. The university will bear all of Ali Raza’s educational expenses.
Upon receiving the news of being offered a scholarship to continue his studies Ali Raza reportedly wept with joy. He will studying in the mining engineering department of the university.