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08 February 2019

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Jajpur: Poverty has never been an excuse for 25-year-old Hemant Ojha of Jajpur district in Odisha, who through his hard work and perseverance has made it to National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in USA.

Youngest among five sons and two daughters of Arjun Charan Ojha and Sabitri Ojha of Raichhanda village under Dharmasala block in Jajpur, Hemant had always dreamt of becoming a scientist. As it was difficult for his stone-cutter father to pay for his education he had to drop his studies for a year after 10th and another after Plus II.

However, being a bright student, Hemant started adding money for his education by teaching tuitions. After completing his graduation from Ravenshaw University in Cuttack, he is continuing his Integrated PhD at IIT Madras.

From there, it was no looking back for Hemant, who started working on various projects and eventually one of his projects on weather forecast and decoding caught attention of NASA and he has been asked to join as Junior Scientist.

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Hemant Ojha

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Arjun Charan Ojha

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