These girls come from different walks of life, and have faced several challenges in their tender age. But, without losing hope, overcoming all their odds they have excelled in PU examination by scoring distinction marks. Their common ambition is to get well education and serve society.
Hailing from a poor family and a remote village of Banganehalli in Uttara Kannada, Poornima Damodar Marati has scored 72 per centage (437 marks) and has made her parents proud.
With economic condition of family was not good and dont wanted to be burden for parents, she decided to leave home at the age of eight. With the help of some organisation, she joined Vanavasi Kalyana Organisation at Dandeli, Haliyala Taluk and completed her schooling. Later, she relocated to Mysuru Adivasi Center and joined Vijaya Vittala PU College, to continue her studies.
Everyday Poornima wokes up at 5 am, and after preparing food, breakfast she rush to study. With only five strength no cook has been appointed at the Vanavasi Kalayana Organisation located in Kuvempunagar, due to which the inmates are engaged in cooking.
Poornima who had completed her schooling education in Kannada medium, opted for English medium and decided to study PCMC. She says: 'I dint had good command over English. It was quite challenging in initial days to study science in English. But I did not give up, I dedicated time to learn English, and covered subjects thought everyday. The college lecturers gave me private tuition free of cost, which helped me lot to clear exams.'
Poornima has scored 78 in Kannada, 70 in English, 72 in physics, Chemistry – 86; Computer Science 76 and mathematics - 54. Her wish is to pursue carrier in Engineering, and serve society. There was sense of satisfaction in her face with excelling in distinction marks.
While, the other girl from the same organisation Manitha, has excelled scoring 79 per cent (491). Poornima and Manitha are friends from last six years. Whereas, the bitter news is Mantiha to discontinue her studies, as her father passed away recently and wants to take care of family. She has expressed doubt over her continuation of education.
This apart, Reshma and Shabhana of Odanadi Seva Samsthe, working for the rescue, rehabilitation and empowerment of trafficked and sexually exploited women and children, have come out with flying colours.
Reshma a native of Periyapatna has scored 55 per cent (329) in commerce stream. Her desire is to become bank manager and give education for needy. Reshma is very interested in theater field. She has given few performances.
While, Shabhana has scored 421 (70 per cent), and wants to pursue carrier in administration line. Shabhana has no mother, and she is at Odanadi from last eight years. Odanadi Founder Stanely said that these children are rescued during difficult circumstances. They have faced several economic and social issues.