Vinitha L comes across as any other regular student who is in the bliss of the SSLC results week. However, when one digs deep into her life only to come up with tales of wonder, pride, and an overwhelming sense of happiness towards this child.
The daughter of two visually impaired parents, Vinitha is the beneficiary of Samarthanam’s ‘Vidhya Hastha initiative’ offering financial education aid to the students of parents with disabilities.
Vinitha’s father Mr. Laxman works as a salesperson selling agharbatti (incense sticks) and handkerchief with a daily income of Rs. 150 only. She has a younger sibling Gururaj who is studying in the 9th Standard. The family survives with this meager income which also covers house rent.
She believes that she is an average student and not a studious one at that. But having scored around 83% in her board exam this year, one can only assume her capability if she would have dedicated enough time throughout the year and not just before her exam. She likes to indulge in sports and is a good athlete having participated in both in-house and external schools’ sporting events. Bharatanatyam and singing are her other hobbies which she dedicates time to apart from studies.
As a student of Evershine High School, she was grateful for the support extended to her by the Vidhya Hastha scheme. She is fond of Shri Mahantesh G Kivadasannavar and believes that if not for him, she would have stayed home supporting her parents without proper schooling. She aspires to be a doctor and believes that Samarthanam will support her in this endeavor.
Shri Mahantesh, Founder Managing Trustee, Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled Stated, “We are really proud and delighted for what Vinitha has achieved. We wish her all the best and assure her family that we will support the child’s higher education as well as it will be the milestone of the non-profit when Vinitha will grow into a successful self-reliant young lady who dreamed big and achieved it with sheer hard work.”
This post author is Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled.