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The Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyala (KGBV) Gangani, located in educationally backward block of Naugaon in Uttarkashi district in Uttarakhand, was established in the year 2005-06.
Having poor financial family background, Rekha Chauhan, 17, got admitted in Class 6th in KGBV Gangani in year 2008. Rekha, who is second eldest among five brothers and sisters, had to drop out after completing Class 5th from primary school Naugaon as her father, who is agriculture laborer, could not afford his daughter’s studies.
On the pursuance of warden and teachers of the KGBV, Rekha took admission in the residential girls hostel and continued with her studies. Within no time, Rekha not only excelled in studies, but also started taking active participation in cultural and sport activities.
As she was a natural sportsperson, Rekha participated in various sports competitions from school to district level and won medals for her performances. She clinched a gold medal in 100meter race event in the Rural Games Federation State Championship held at Rohtak in Haryana in November 2017.
Rekha even proved her mettle in the National Rural Games Federation Competition, held in December 2017, by bagging the gold medal again in 100meter race after clocking the timing of 12second.
In the South Asian Rural Games held at Kathmandu in February 2018, Rekha won silver medal at an international competition after clocking 11.86 seconds in the 100meters race.
She now aims to bring laurels for her country by winning the gold medal in the world rural games scheduled to take place in Thailand later this year.
We all are proud of Rekha’s achievements and wish her good luck in her future endeavors.
The KGBV of the backward block of Naugaun was established in the year 2005-06. Rekha Chauhan had been a student of this very institute. She comes from a very poor family, second in a family of five siblings, and her parents earn their living through farming. Rekha studied in Naugav’s primary school till standard fifth, after which she had to dropout due to adverse financial conditions. The principal of KGBV, Anudeshika, explained the importance of education to Rekha’s parents, and managed to get Rekha admitted to her school in 2008, allowing Rekha to resume her education from standard sixth. Along with academics, Rekha started actively participating in cultural and sport activities. She displayed a particular enthusiasm for sports. She started representing her school, village (nyay panchayat), block and even her district and always stood first or second in the events. She passed her Intermediate examinations in the year 2016-17. Rekha got an opportunity to participate, at the state level; in the 100m dash event at Ruler Games Federation held in Rohtak on 11th-12th November, 2017 and proved her mettle by winning the gold medal. Continuing on this streak, she participated in the Seventh National Ruler Games Federation, held from 29th to 31st December, 2017, and defeated all the opponents by finishing the 100m race in a mere 12 seconds. Rekha won laurels for her country by winning the silver medal at the South Asian Rural Games, held at Kathmandu (Nepal) between 16th and 18th February 2018, by completing the 100m race in just 11.86 seconds. Rekha’s next target is to win the gold medal at Thailand’s World Rural Games. We are all very proud of Rekha and her achievements and wish her the best of luck for her future endeavors.
I am Deepa, resident from the Melkatayur village, dropped out of school after the death of my father when I was studying in VII standard. I remained out of school for 6 months. SSA and Hand in Hand staff identified and convinced me to continue my education. I was enrolled in the Bharathiyar RSTC on 25/10/2014 through sustained counseling where I completed VIII standard. Later I was mainstreamed in Manampathy Government Higher Secondary School (Enrollment No: 9130) (UDISE Code – 33030301503) to pursue IX standard. I stayed in the RSTC and continued till X standard securing 377 in March 2017Board exam. My aim is to become a Bank Manager and will work towards achieving that goal.
I am Menaka. I am from Pallakulam in Vilathikulam block. I have two younger brothers. My parents are Mr. Palpandi and Mrs. Padmavathi. As there was no school nearby in our village, I had to work in a brick kiln along with my parents, at the age of seven. When I worked in a brick kiln, I was identified by Sr Punitha an NGO in Vilathikulam and admitted in NCLP Vilathikulam in 2002. When I comlpleted Std V, I was admitted in Alloysius Girls HSS (DISE Co:33280101906), Thoothukudi in 2005. I scored 316 and 828 in X and XII respectively. After the successful completion of my schooling, I completed my B.A., Degree in English at MS University College Nagalapuram. Then I did my professional course B.Ed., in Chandy College of Education, Thoothukudi. Now, I am working as a warden in RSTC,Vilathikulam.
I am very grateful to NCLP,Vilathikulam and NGO, Power Healee Trust, Vilathikulam. If I had not been identified at the right time, I would have spent my life like other laborer’s in a brick kiln. Thank you.
Life of despair:
My name is S.Vijay. I belong to a very poor family. My family’s economy compelled me to discontinue my studies before I could complete VI standard during the year 2011-2012. In order to help my mother, I started working as a sales person.
At this juncture I was identified by the supervisor and Block Resource Teacher Educator of Sarva Siksha Abhiyan (SSA) during their survey in our area. They gave counseling to me and my mother, and explained the significance of education to us. As we both were convinced and got interested in continuing my education, they admitted me in Std VI in the special training centre (NRSTC) at Adhi Dravidar Welfare Primary School (ADWPS) (DISE code: 33151004601) campus in Milaguparai, Trichy District.
I must mention here the earnest efforts of the Educational Volunteer Mrs. Uma who took special care of me and encouraged me to involve in studies. So I gradually got interest in studies and started learning to read and write. She also taught me painting as well as making handicrafts. After the completion of special training, I was enrolled in Adhi Dravidar Welfare Higher Secondary School, Milaguparai (DISE code: 33151004602).
My Achievement and Gratitude
I regularly attended the school and now I have completed X standard successfully scoring 294 marks. The special training given to me was very much helpful to me and I am happy to extend my thanks to all the SSA Staff and Educational Volunteer (EV) who guided me to lead my life in the right path towards a bright future.
I am Jalaja kumari working as a Headmistress in GMS.Chittar (UDISE No. 33300700604). Sree Vishnu karthik’s family was residing near our school and were very poor. Even then they send their elder son Sree Vishnu Karthick to “Bharath Primary School” at Pechipparai. He was studying in II Std. Since they were unable to pay the monthly fees in the school, so he stopped going to school and stayed at home. He used to come to the shop nearby our school and one day I asked him why he was not going to school. The boy replied that his parents were unable to pay the fees, so he stopped going to school.
I informed this to the BRTEs who came for the survey. Along with the BRTEs, I went to Sree Vishnu Karthick’s home and talked to his parents. His mother said, “since we were not educated we want our son to be educated in English medium school”.
We told the parents that in GMS Chittar we follow English medium and advised them to enroll their child. They happily admitted their child in our school. Now he is very happy and comes to school regularly. Special coaching is being given through NRSTC centre. Now he studies well. His parents are also very happy because the boy studies well without paying any school fees and van fees. They also enrolled their younger son Vino Karthi in I Std. His parents frequently come to the school and enquire about their children’s achievement.
I am Anjali from Tirupur. Due to lack of interest, I
discontinued my studies when I was in Class VII. Later I was
very much worried about my future. During the survey
conducted by SSA in April 2011, the BRTEs met my parents and insisted on the importance of education and my future.
Through their guidance and counselling, I was enrolled in
VIII Std in NRSTC of SV colony.
Mrs. Pathma Priya was the Educational Volunteer of the NRSTC which was
functioning in Municipal Middle School, S.V.Colony (UDISE No:33122202901). She
inspired me a lot. She taught not only the subjects but also
good habits. They provided noon meal, uniform, school bag
and chappels free of cost. It was only because of the
training provided in the centre. I passed the NMMS exam
successfully and received the Scholarship.
As I got interest in studies I completed VIII Std in MMS
S.V.Colony successfully and continued up to XII Std at
Jaivabai MGHSS, Tirupur. In X Std , I scored 440 and also
scored 1009 marks in XII Std. When in school I got a bicycle
and laptop free of cost issued by the Government of Tamil Nadu. Now I am studying II
year B. Com, CA in LRG Govt Womens Arts College, Tirupur. I thank Sarva Shiksha
Abhiyan for shaping my career and future.
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