From selling newspaper to graduating from IIT : Incredible story of Shivangi

4 November 2016

Shivangi Super30 IIT

Shivangi, a girl from a small village named Deha – around 60KMs away from Kanpur, used to sell newspapers and magazines with her father. Shivangi used to attain school and study whenever she got time. One fine day she learnt about “Super 30” program of Anand Kumar – where he prepares poor students to crack IIT entrance exam. Shivangi applied for his program and got selected for the program. After studying hard over there she made it to IIT and now she has secured a good job for her.

Anand Kumar today posted on his Facebook timeline:

“This is one story in two photos. These photos are a mirror as well as tears. They have a story from the past and the present. This is music and melody. It is the silence of the past and courage of the present. These are the photos of my student Shivangi.”

“The first photograph is of the time when Shivangi came to study in Super 30 with her father, and the other is of Shivangi today. While she was in school she sold magazines and newspapers on the roadside shop to help her father, handling the store completely alone when he went home to bring lunch.
But whenever she would get time, she would study.

Shivangi hails from a small place called Deha which is around 60 km away from Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. She completed her secondary education from a government school there. One day she read about Super 30 and came to me.

While at Super 30, she became a part of my family. She would address my mother as ‘dadi’ and we felt she is our daughter. Whenever my mother’s health was impaired, she would help and sleep next to her. IIT Results were announced and she was preparing to go to IIT Roorkee. She had tears in her eyes and all the women in my family were also crying. It felt as if we were giving away our daughter to someone else. As she was leaving, her father said that people have dreams and sometimes these dreams become reality but he never had such a big dream.

Even today, Shivangi keeps in touch with our family. As soon as we got to know that she has got a job, my whole family was immensely happy. My mother was the happiest and all she said with tears in her eyes is that she hopes to be blessed with daughters in her next life too.”

Image and story source: Anand Kumar on facebook


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