“I’’ll take my mother on a vacation after I get a job. She has never been on one.”
Parul’s mother does labour work at construction sites with her husband. She works just as hard, but gets paid only half of what her husband earns. It was with these meager wages that she started sending her daughter to school, even though her husband was completely against the idea.
From the very beginning, Parul made her mother proud as she excelled in school, always coming first in class. When she secured 84% in her class 12th exams, even her father could not hide his happiness.
At present, Parul is studying Hindi Literature at Delhi University, and hopes to become a professor soon.
Parul received a scholarship under the Swabhiman programme which is a result of her hard work and she is one of the 92 exceptionally talented girls who are getting scholarship under Smile Foundation’s Swabhiman programme.
Parul wants to take her mother on a vacation when she gets a job because without her support she could not have grown up as a strong individual like she is now.