For every child, the first school is
the home; the parents. The foundation for the future starts
taking shapes this early. So what happens to a child who sees
the parents argue every single waking moment and sometimes
even brawl; and for reasons that lie beyond the realms of
In this case, that little girl grows
up aspiring to be a police officer. Namrata, clearly remembers
the way her mother and father continuously kept on disagreeing,
arguing and even getting into physical fights with ultimately
the father injuring the mother seriously. Namrata, witnessed
this from the time she was born, but started reacting to it
only from the age of three. As soon as they would start fighting,
little Namrata would hide herself under the bed, in an attempt
to be able to shut herself out from the noise and the tension.
Because of all the stress at home, the parents never thought
of sending Namrata to school. This way of life for Namrata
and her family, continued for a while.
It was when Namrata turned six, that
one evening, her mother was just gone. Nobody knew where and
why; she was just gone, leaving everyone behind; and especially
little Namrata. The little girl kept asking for her mother
for several days and refused to anything at all. Namrata’s
father, himself perplexed by the circumstances, had almost
given up on her when her aunt intervened and got her enrolled
in a nearby Mission Education centres in Virar. And that happened
to be the turning point for the little one. She devoted all
her time and efforts in doing well in her studies, oblivious
to the external world. And the result, she passed her SSC
with 72% marks.
Motherless, from a poor family and a
girl; the situation could not get worse for Namrata. But thanks
to her aunt and her father, she did not land up being married
early; instead she has developed into a capable young girl.
She is now pursuing the study of Commerce as her stream and
wants to be a police officer. The reason – she wants
to find her mother. “I love my father a lot, but I miss
my mother”, says Namrata with moist eyes.