Being raised in a family with four girl children, I really keep questioning myself -‘Is a girl child, a financial burden to the family?’
I come from a middle class family and my hardworking parents have instilled the value of hard work and education since we were all young.
I was really interested in studying since I was a child and was always a topper during my schooling.
I had my sights on becoming a doctor from a very early age and help others and so I told my parents about my ambition.
I have seen my parents toiled for years to raise money for our education which made us all even more determined to do well.
Ours was a happy family and we spend great time together then came the moment when I had to leave my place after completing my undergraduation.
Getting out in the real world came with a lot of waking up to economic realities but with the immense support of my family I have finished my undergraduation.
Currently doing my post-graduation in a popular government hospital in Warangal and have done more than 200 deliveries.
I had overcome some real financial crisis and social barriers that prevent girls in our country from getting proper education so it feels good to get recognition as it has been a tough journey to achieve my goal.
I intend to pursue higher education in gynecology and want to continue working in hospital and gain more experience.
There were many times where I could have given up but thankfully I had an innate drive to learn, amidst everything.
I always read like crazy and taught myself about things I was interested in.
The idea of being part of a profession, focused on helping others regardless of circumstances, I can’t imagine a more fulfilling job.
In the end our life is shaped by experiences and our responses to them and I would like to tell you that hard work and determination can never fail you in life.
(Interviewed and written by Raavya Sarda)