We are up with our second offstage story- the story of RTE admissions. One of our student, Sujeet will narrate it in his own perspective. Go through his interesting narration and explore how RTE shaped his life.
How are you all doing in these tough times? I am utilising this time to prepare myself for JNV entrance exams. Oh! I forgot to introduce myself. I am Sujeet, a student of class 4 in ‘New Hopes Carmel’ school. I live with my family in 'Bodhisattva' slum, a slum near IET college's campus. So, are you wondering about the contradictory words- ‘New Hopes Carmel School’ and 'slum’. Everybody does. But now it's normal for me and all my friends living in my neighborhood. It's not like I was born for schooling and stuffs. My childhood was very different and very difficult from yours. School was a dream for me and everyone in my slum. In mornings, I along with my friends used to collect useful stuffs from the piles of garbage. Whenever, I came across School going kids with their school bags on back, I always used to wonder that how will it feel like having school bag on back, instead of this garbage bag, how will it feel like going to school instead of going to work, how will it feel like studying and playing instead of working and begging. All those were my golden dreams. I also insisted my parents, once or twice, to send me to schools, but they were also helpless. They couldn't afford the huge amount that will cost in my schooling. I had already declared the rag-picking as my fate.