Mangalore: Mother's Death Shatters Young Vaishnavi's Dreams
Daijiworld Media Network - Mangalore
Mangalore, Aug 8: 18-year-old Vaishnavi, a differently-abled braveheart who, despite all odds has been pursuing graduation in St Aloysius Evening College, is shattered, and so also all her dreams.
Her mother Shashi, who too was studying in the same college with her, passed away last week. Her mother was everything to her - pillar of support, her strength and her only companion in dealing with her disability.
Shashi and her daughter Vaishnavi
Shashi was suffering from pneumonia and respiratory disorders, and breathed her last on Friday last week. She was in BA final year, while her daughter was a year junior to her.
Shashi was Vaishnavi's sole support, as her father passed away more than eight years ago. With no one else to take care and a disability to deal with, Shashi had ensured that her daughter would get the best education possible. The duo had to face some tough impediments to come this far.
Shashi, who had studied only up till 8th standard because of failing health, was inspired to take up studies once again by her daughter. A chance meeting with the former Headmaster of Aloysius Evening College Praveen Hridayaraj opened the doors for the duo to fulfill their dream of joining the Aloysius Evening School to complete their SSLC exam directly. The mother and daughter together appeared for SSLC.
The two then went on to pursue their graduation from St Aloysius Evening College, thanks to the support rendered by rector of Aloysius institutions, the faculty and the staff. The College even agreed to pay the cost of transport, as Vaishnavi could travel only by auto.
Shashi had dreamt that one day her daughter would complete post-graduation and become a lecturer in a government college, so that she would have a secure future. Now with no one look after Vashnavi, the young girl is in dire straits and orphaned.