Laxman Hembram is a Santhali boy from the village Murgaghutu in Mayurbhanj District. He is the eldest son in the family of 4. He belongs to poor indigenous household. His father works in a private factory and his mother is housewife. He has a younger brother. Laxman was always motivated by his father to study. From a very early age he knew that he wanted to study. When he was a child his dream was to grow up and become an engineer. Since childhood he has always been fond of playing cricket. He also likes playing carom. Till class 1 he studied at the village school. It was at this young age he decided that he couldn’t continue his education at the village school because there were only 2 teachers to teach students until class 5. Hence he shifted to the nearby village and studied at a government school to attain education in higher classes. When he was studying in class 6 he came to know about KISS and got himself enrolled at the institute. The journey from then on has been one of great joy for Laxman.

He successfully completed his 12th board exams and enrolled himself into undergraduate course in the Science stream and was also a student of the prestigious English Access Micro scholarship Programme funded by the US Department of State. Not only did he get quality education at the institute but also got the opportunity to have international exposure. Laxman had the opportunity to travel to Seoul, South Korea, to present a paper on Climate Change under the United Nations Environment Programme and was also selected by the United Nations last year to take part in the ‘Malala Day’ youth session at UN headquarters in New York.