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Leprosy patients daughters outshine classmates

Hindustan Times – Jharkhand dated 10th May 2013

Leprosy patients daughters outshine classmates in metric Ramgarh – Miracles do happen, that’s what Pushkar Puram must be thinking these days. A leprosy patient who had to beg in order to make out a living. Pushkar had never thought that his daughters, Babita and Anita, would come out with flying colours in the board examination. But they have not only crossed the first big academic hurdle successfully but have also outclassed their school mates. Students of Divine Omakar Mission, Ramgarh, Anita and Babita have been staying at the institute’s hostel for the last ten years. Their mother Munni Devi is also a leprosy patient. Pushkar and Munni stay at Jagnnathpur leprosy colony in Ranchi. For Anita and Babita this was not a hurdle , while Babita secured the first place in her school with 81.02% and, Anita secured 77% to become the third rank holder. “Despite several troubles, we stood by our daughters. We admitted them to Divine Omkar Mission so that they can study free of cost. We pray to god that our daughter get good jobs”, Pushkar said. Rajesh Nagi, a non teaching employee of the school said, “Both of them are very talented and hard working. They are living in the hostel and studying sincerely since the age of five. Our institution has never charged a penny for their studies. We hope that they will be successful in life”, Babita and Anita have become dreams. “I want to become either an IAS officer or a successful teacher,” Babita said, while Anita echoed her. “We want to bring smiles on the faces of our mother and father”, they said. They had to suffer a lot of hardships.

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