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Sareela, Student of Pharmacy

Nineteen-year-old Sareela stays in Goyala village of Tavru Block, Distt. Mewa), Haryana. Not many people educate their daughters in this area.

‘Deepalaya’ as an organization is always worried about girls; Sareela was enrolled in Deepalaya School, Gusbethi in the year 2006 in UKG. She was good at sports like Kho Kho, Kabaddi, etc. As soon as she passed class 5, her friends started dropping out. Some just sat at home for either stitching clothes or for looking after the household chores. Sarala was ambitious from the very beginning.

Her father, Jaikom, despite being a poor farmer supported her interest in education. He never escaped his responsibility towards the other four children. He started keeping some money aside for her daughter. People thought he was saving for her daughter’s marriage. The moment Sareela cleared her 10th; he was being pressurized by his friends and relatives to marry her off.Jaikom stood by Sareela and enrolled her in a nearby school for completing her 12th and years later she got admission in Rao Adal Singh College, Khatiwas, Tauru in B. Pharma. She scored first position in the first year. Sareela is confident of getting a government job as soon as she completes her B. Pharma.

While we are proud of Sareela’s achievements, what motivated us more was his father’s determination to educate her daughters to the extent possible.

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