Oct 13, 2020

Work Hard, Success is Guaranteed

Dear Benefactor,

 

Greetings from Margadarshi!! Last quarter was the exam time for our students. All the 8 students did well. 3 of them passed with distinction and were Class Toppers, one of them is Sujatha, who obtained 87% in her 2nd PUC Exam. Sujatha hails from Madhuvanahalli, a small village in Karnataka, India.

She was born in 2002, as second child to Jagadeesh and Manjula and has 1 elder brother. Sujatha’s father Jagadeesh is also physically challenged and a daily wage labourer. Doctors identified the birth defect of Sujatha, while in her mother’s womb itself and advised abortion, but her parents refused and decided to go ahead with the firm decision that they would raise her, inspite of her disability. Sujatha was born with loco motor disability. Her parents tried to provide her the treatment to the best of their ability, but their financial constraint, prevented them providing her with any advanced medical treatment.

Margadarshi Team came to know about Sujatha, when she was studying 9th Standard, from her teachers, during their school visit. We spoke to the parents and explained in detail about the support we render to the people with disability and motivated them to enlist their daughter for the same. Sujatha gradually started participating in all the meetings/activities organised for students with disabilities. Sujatha passed 10th Standard with 83% of marks and came to our Residential Centre at Bangalore in 2017. She joined St. Anne's Pre-University College, in Commerce stream. Margadarshi supported her holistically and made her feel at home. Sujatha, though studied in non-English medium, was able to catch up with her studies, due to the extra tuition support we provided her with. She wanted to pass with Distinction in her 2nd PUC Exam and worked tirelessly day and night to achieve this goal. “Success is guaranteed if she works hard” she told herself. Despite the constraints that came with covid pandemic, she focussed on her studies and came out in flying colours- Class Topper, with Distinction and a Role Model to her fellow students. She has now joined Manasa College at Kollegal to pursue B.Com.

There is still a long way to go, with much more to accomplish. Sujatha says she is indebted to everyone for their full support for all her success. “I gratefully and humbly remember that every single benefactor who worked behind for the unfading smile on my face” she says.

Jun 12, 2020

Residential Support for Girls with disability

Dear Benefactor,

Greetings from Margadarshi!!!

It’s a challenging period for the last few months, for all of us. Still, we would like to share with you an incredibly happy news.

The Pre-University College (PUC) results were declared for the 1st year students in the month of May 2020. We are very happy to inform that your support for women with disabilities, which includes the students, in our Residential Centre is bearing enormous fruits.  Some of the students are on par and exceeding the marks scored by other students, in this context, we would like to mention about Rakshitha.

Rakshitha hails from a rural area in Chamarajanagar and suffers from Achondroplasia (a disorder of bone growth that prevents the changing of cartilage (particularly in the long bones of the arms and legs). It is characterized by dwarfism, limited range of motion at the elbows, small fingers). 

Rakshitha, studying in 1st PUC (Commerce) at St Anne’s PU College, Bangalore, has scored 91%. Her marks are: Computer Science-100/100, Business Studies-99/100, Economics-95/100, Accounts-90/100, Kannada-97/100 & English-90/100. She has really strived and achieved 97 marks in English, though till her 10th Standard her medium of instruction was in Kannada. Further, she motivated 2 of her classmates who are also disabled. Both the students, inmates of our Residential Support also have achieved good marks and passed.

Rakshitha is a topper in her class and a Role Model.  Despite her physical limitation, she has excelled in her studies, through Margadarshi’s guidance, made possible because of your support.  Rakshitha and all the students with disabilities, joins the Team-Margadarshi in thanking you for the same.

Feb 12, 2020

Makar Sankranti

Dear Benefactor,

Greetings from Margadarshi!!!

We are happy to inform you that all our students had 10 days holiday during December, as it was Christmas season, and most of them went to their native place to spend time with their parents, friends and beloved ones and have returned to Home after celebrating new year with the family.

Soon after their return in January, they had another festival waiting for them! The Harvest Festival, which is celebrated throughout India and it is called as Makar Sankranti / Pongal in Karnataka. This is one of the important festival and every one irrespective of caste, creed and religion celebrates it with pomp Our girls/women also celebrated it with great joy and happiness. On this auspicious day, they wore new clothes and greeted each other. They decorated the main entrance of the Centre with beautiful rangolis and flowers. It’s a festival of togetherness and delicacies. The main cuisine of this festival is a dish made of Til and Jaggery, the mixture is called "Ellu-Bella", which indicates to live our life in peace and harmony with others. Added to this another signature dish sweet Pongal , prepared with rice, jaggery, grated coconut, milk, chana dal and dry fruits, was the culmination to this happy occasion

We thank you for your continued support which empower them holistically. You are the reason for their happiness and smile!

 
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