This K’taka Clerk Funds School Fees of 45 Underprivileged Girls in Daughter’s Memory

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"We belong to poor families, and the fees which we can't pay is paid by our Basavaraj sir in memory of his late daughter."

Basavaraj, a clerk working in MPHS Govt High School in Kalaburagi’s Maktampura, Karnataka, lost his daughter Dhaneshwari, due to health problems last year.

Although pained by his daughter’s death, Basavaraj decided to do something to remember her fondly. He decided to pay school fees for 45 girl students from poor families, in hopes that they can continue their education.

Basavaraj said to ANI, “From this year, I have started paying the fees of poor girls who study in this school.”

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Kalaburagi is a small town in north-eastern Karnataka. Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), did a survey last year to identify ‘out-of-school’ children across Karnataka ahead of the 2017–18 academic year. It was found that 63% of students dropped out of school before the commencement of the academic year.

The survey also found that Kalaburagi had the second largest rate of school dropouts, with nearly 1,389 students.

The common reason for this is that poor families are unable to afford secondary education. Most students drop school to help out their families.

“We belong to poor families, and the fees which we can’t pay is paid by our Basavaraj sir in memory of his late daughter. We wish his daughter rests in peace,” said Fathima, a student of MPHS Govt High School, told ANI.

With such an altruistic purpose, Basavaraj has, in all possibility, changed the lives of the 45 students by providing them with an education. A bow of gratitude for the benevolent citizen.

(Edited by Shrut Singhal)

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