The students of VidyaGyan narrate their stories about their journey to depict how drastically their lives have changed. Every bloom of VidyaGyan has their own incredible story to tell.
Kanhiya Lal - 14 years
After the death of his father, 14-year-old Kanhaiya and his family of seven people were left with no breadwinner. Kanhaiya’s elder brother somehow took up a job and was determined on making Kanhaiya continue with his education. Kanhaiya successfully cleared the VidyaGyan entrance exam. Villagers discouraged him from joining but his elder brother supported him. Today, Kanhaiya dreams of becoming a pilot and is working very hard to achieve his goal. He is shy by nature but now speaks English with a lot of ease and confidence. He loves playing football and has a passion for computers. Not only has he become an aspiration for his siblings but also for his peers in the village.
Rameshwari Chauhan - 13 years
Rameshwari Chauhan is from J.P. Nagar. Her mother died when she was very young and her father, Bharat Singh, works as a field labourer. After completing class 5 she was expected to drop out of school and help her family with their daily chores. However, on the basis of merit she cleared the VidyaGyan entrance. Today, apart from being an exceptional student, she is also one of the best sports people at VidyaGyan. She has won medals in Volleyball & Athletics and wants to excel in Kho-Kho, Running and Handball. Besides, she aspires to become a professional athlete and coach other women like her to excel in the field of sports.When she joined VidyaGyan, she was intimidated by the big school and she worried about the environment of the school. Today, she has adapted to the environment and is doing very well in her studies. Priyanka’s goal is to become a teacher and ensure that every child in her village gets the education and opportunity that they deserve.
Kumari Shweta - 13 years
Shweta from Baghpath, is the youngest amongst her siblings. Her mother manages all the household chores and works in the field as well. Shweta, being extremely passionate about her education, always encourages her peers to continue studying as she firmly believes that education is the only way to a better life. She could not read or write in English before joining VidyaGyan, but now she speaks fluently and can even address a gathering. She aspires to become a teacher someday and go back to her village to create a school as big as VidyaGyan.