A girl who lived with her family on a footpath in Indore secured first division in her class X examinations and has been ‘gifted’ an apartment by the city’s civic body. Bharti Khandekar, who was studying in a government school, and is the daughter of a daily wage worker, has been gifted a 1 BHK flat by the Indore Municipal Corporation and has been getting a lot of praise online.
Speaking to news agency ANI, Bharti credited her success to her parents and also thanked her teachers and mentors.
Bharti said she aspires to be an IAS officer and thanked the municipal authorities for gifting me a house. The corporation has also agreed to sponsor her future education, she said.
— ANI (@ANI) July 8, 2020
Bharti is among the three children of Dashrath Khandekar, who works as a daily wage labourer. Her father who never went to school ensured that his children went to school. Her mother Laxmi, who also never went to school, said her daughter worked very hard to achieve academic success.
People on social media praised the girl for her resilience and wished her luck.
— debapriya b (@debapriya09) July 9, 2020
Such encouragement should be appreciated and emplimented by all state govt. for betterment of our weaker sections. https://t.co/LYFuVJSiBe
— अंकित (@Ankit16165537) July 9, 2020
Commendable by the corporation of Indore. Kudos to the bright and determined girl. https://t.co/8J44xrAydy
— Pol_ Incorrect (@Poli_Incor) July 9, 2020
Congratulations…and wishing all your dreams come true..
— Bimal K B (@BimalKB2) July 9, 2020
Well done Bharati. Now make your family and your country proud.
— Kuldeep Singh Parmar (@kuldipsingh99) July 8, 2020
Such brilliant students deserve special support and guidance. God bless #greatmovebygovt
— Gokku (@Gokku46) July 8, 2020
Knowledge & talent has no one,s special privileges
— Suryaprakash Mogali (@prakash7784) July 9, 2020
Way to go young lady. Hard work does payoff. Thank you to the corporation for their magnanimity in gifting her the flat.
— Indiafirst (@RajaRamkiJai) July 9, 2020
Indeed a great decision, by Municipal Corporation, all Bharti of India deserve a chance and such opportunities where SHE can persue HER goals..Kudos to such initiations.#CONGRATULATIONS TO BHARTI
— Muskan Vyas (@MuskanVyas19) July 9, 2020
Authorities said that the girl was gifted the flat as a token of appreciation, for her achievement despite all odds.
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