Tough times are inevitable in life. But how we manage ourselves during these times not only defines our spirit but our future too.
Though many of us tend to blame our circumstances or crib about minor inconveniences, there are some people, who gather the courage to fight those circumstances to achieve greater things in life.
And, much real hero is Bharti Khandekar. Bharti is a daughter of a daily wage laborer, who lived on the footpath with her parents and two brothers. But that didn’t stop her from achieving her dream to be educated.
Bharti with her unparalleled determination of educating herself secured 68 percent in her Class X examination.
Appreciating her hard work, grit and courage, Prashant Dighe of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, Indore said:
“A girl from Indore who was living on footpath secured first division. Commissioner took the cognizance and gifted girl a 1 BHK flat. Commission also made arrangements that the girl gets further education free of cost. Table, chair, books, clothes were also provided to her,”
Impressed by her determination, the Municipal Corporation in the city has gifted the bright student a flat, ANI reported.
In her conversation with ANI, the brave soul thanked her hardworking parents for sending her to school despite money problems and hardships. She further shared how she aspires to be an IAS officer and thanked the authorities for gifting her a house and making her education free.
“I want to become an IAS officer. We were born on the footpath and studied there. We didn’t have a house to live in, we were staying on the footpath. I would like to thank the administration for gifting me this house and making my further education free.”
But, even her parents, especially her mother, is awe of her hard-working daughter. Laxmi, her mother, who works as a daily wage laborer said that her daughter was like Goddess Laxmi to the family and she had worked hard for this score.
In the country, where many girls are killed inside the womb and many are not even given a chance to go to school, it is a matter of great achievement that we have people like Bharthi and her parents, who are standing against the regressive patriarchal mindset. We feel it’s not only Bharthi’s achievement, it is an achievement of every individual, who feels we need to build a fair society for women!
While we are celebrating Bharthi’s achievement, we hope you are too!