This wonderful news comes to us from Indore, India.
Bharti Khandekar and her family were residents of the footpath till today, but a terrific run of events sees her and her family being gifted with a flat, as she passes with flying colors in her class 10 exams.
The Municipal Corporation has gifted Bharti Khandekar with a flat after she secured a majestic 68% in her class X results. Despite living on the pavement, Bharti has found opportunity to study, securing the first division.
Bharti thanks her parents for encouraging her, remembering that they lived on a footpath. She goes on to say that she would like to be an IAS officer in the future. She also thanks the Indore administration for gifting a flat and making her future education free.
Bharti and her family were staying in a hut of the front side of the pavement in Shivaji market earlier. However, unfortunately their hut was prey to encroachment drives by the government and was subsequently demolished.
Bharti’s father, Dashrath Khandekar is a daily wage worker is jubilant with his daughter’s success. Bharti is elder to two other siblings as they grew up hearing stories of their hardworking father. Bharti’s mother also works; she is employed as a sweeper in school. Bharti keeps busy with managing her younger brothers. Afterwards she studies till 1 am after which she sleeps, guarded by the younger brothers in turn.
Ask Bharti and she will tell you that she wants to be an IAS officer in the future. Being born in a family of daily wage laborers, she had braved all odds to study in a government school and this fact was recognized by Indore Municipal Commissioner, Pratibha Pal. She gifted Bharti and her family with a 1BHK flat and also ensured that Bharti’s further education will be free of cost. Bharti would also get a table, chairs, books, as well as clothes. Bharti thanked her mentors as well as her teachers for supporting her. She says that the credit for her score would have to go to her hardworking parents who toiled hard to send her to a school. She also thanked the administration for giving her a flat and also making her further education free. Bharti’s mother says that she is happy that the family was going to move into a flat. She compares Bharti to Goddess Lakshmi, saying that her results have brought about a change in fortune for the family.
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