Bantwal: Girl overcomes poverty, disability - Scores 476 marks in second PU

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Daijiworld Media Network - Bantwal (SP)

Bantwal, Jul 16: Here is a girl who can inspire people who find lame excuses to avoid working or studying harder. She is haunted not only by abject poverty but also because of her crippling disability. She, however, has shown to the world that if one makes up his or her mind, he or she can excel in life.

Bhagyashree happens to be the younger daughter of Keshava Kulal and Rajeevi, a couple from Kooriyala village in the taluk. Her father Keshav, was differently-abled since birth. Still, he operates a petty shop next to his house to support the family. Out of two daughters of Keshav, the elder one is in the second year BCom degree course. Rajeevi rolls beedis for a living and Bhagyashree is the younger daughter of this couple.

Bhagyashree has no strength in her body below her waist. She, however, has an immense interest in learning. She did her primary and high school education in Loretto Church School and passed with good marks. Her mother used to physically carry Bhagyashree to school, stay there till her classes were over, and then take her back home. In SSLC she scored 470 marks and did her PU education through SVS PU College.

Bhagyashree's mother used to hire an auto-rickshaw and then carry her to the college premises where she stayed put on a wheelchair. Her friends carried her in the wheelchair during the recess. She did not want to trouble others and therefore used two wooden pieces as support to climb up and down the floors of the college.

These problems did not stop Bhagyashree from scoring 476 marks in second PUC. She wants to pursue her BCom degree of education through distance learning. There is no doubt that this girl stands out as an inspiration among scores of students who get disheartened even at minor problems they come across.

Bhagyashree says that her mother has physically carried her by supporting her educational ambitions to the hilt. She gives credit for her achievements to her mother. She also thanks her friends and lecturers for encouraging her and confesses that she is ever grateful to them.



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  • Mohammed Ishaq, Riyadh

    Sun, Jul 19 2020

    Ma Tuje Salam - Congratulation dear Sister

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  • Hilary DCosta, Mangalore

    Fri, Jul 17 2020

    I want bhagyashree to get in touch with me using my email,

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  • Rajendra K, Mangalore

    Fri, Jul 17 2020

    Outstanding achievement. My heartfelt respect to her parents. All the best . It all god's wish, god never wishes bad to anyone. Disability by birth , definitely god raise you by additional talent and best wishes from others will make you excel in life.

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Fri, Jul 17 2020

    One must appreciate this Madam.... first'of all'married to a handicapped person. To add more to her difficulties, her daughter too is handicapped. How many difficulties she must be going through to look after her husband, her daughter, to do her house work, to run her small Shop, to take the grown up girl to College and so on....Great mother one can say. I salute her...She is educating her daughters to stand up on their feet. May god bless this lady abundantly and grant her a very good health and happiness in her life always...🙏🙏🙏

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  • Gobardas, Mangalore

    Fri, Jul 17 2020

    This success credits to her and her family only, now this is viral political scavengers come forward to shine with her for vote bank, there is lot of disabled intelligence we have but government is more worried to pay off so called suffering in poverty brahmins.

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  • manohar, mangalore

    Fri, Jul 17 2020

    How much sufferings mother gone through due to the physical disability of her grown up daughter.God bless u mother. congratulations Bhagyshree.

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  • Roshan, Mangalore / Abu Dhabi

    Fri, Jul 17 2020

    God bless her every day

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  • L D'Souza, USA

    Fri, Jul 17 2020

    Remarkable achievement Bhagyashree. Congratulations to you. You are an inspiration to all of us who complain about petty little problems in life. So is your mother. You are blessed with an amazing mother. Your efforts and love of your parents will help you carry on life..

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  • Langoolacharya., Belman / Washington, DC.

    Thu, Jul 16 2020


    In US people with disability are given wheel Chair operated by Battery ( Like Battery Operated Car)....I have seen many disabled people moving in them by themselves without anybody's help...

    If such Battery operated Wheelchair is available in India...and Daiji would like to take a lead to help her ...I am willing to contribute my little ....


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  • Ponkra, Mangalore

    Fri, Jul 17 2020


    You're right. I am sure there will be so many people like you who can come forward to donate/sponsor wheelchairs. The biggest problem in India is the infrastructure.
    You need proper, concrete roads with cyclist/pedestrians lane and footpaths for them. Or else the wheelchair will be sitting inside the house which is no use.
    50 more years for that happen in India at the present scenario. Even in the midst of this pandemic, politicians are horse trading for the sake of power, which politician cares the disabled, they care more for COWS.

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  • Shan, Udupi

    Fri, Jul 17 2020

    In udupi city I can't walk as footpaths and roads are with so many potholes. How to use such chain in bantwal?

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  • Rajesh, Udupi

    Fri, Jul 17 2020

    When I was in Switzerland, I saw 100 percent blind was walking on footpaths.
    The rules and infrastructure is friendly. When the driver of vehicle will stop and give way to such handicapped person. Is it possible in india such facility?

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Fri, Jul 17 2020

    Wonderful comment Lan...sir..God bless you for your noble thoughts....To understand third persons difficulties is god given talent and chance to obtain his blessings...keep it up...🙏🙏

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  • Deshbhakht, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 16 2020

    The girl deserves all accolades and very best wishes for her future.

    However, please stop the mother from carrying that approx 50 Kg weight on her one side. If the mother's waist gives-in, her daughter can't carry her for treatment. The girl is wheelchair bound, help her with her mobility. I do understand the mother's love but carrying such a big daughter, even to gain sympathy, will do more physicacl harm to the mother in future.

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  • Zaeem, Mlore

    Thu, Jul 16 2020

    i have so much impressed with this achiever, look at this mother she carried her daughter without any struggle even though the daughter is looks heavy, this is called mother love.
    i really congratulate this daughter, government should support her further and should guarantee her good job..

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Jul 16 2020

    Proud of my Mangaluru ...

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  • Sanjay, Mangaluru

    Thu, Jul 16 2020

    Wow...really great. Wishing her all the best for a bright future.

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  • Patel, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 16 2020

    Amma tujhe salaam........

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  • KS Mayya, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Thu, Jul 16 2020

    Grit, determination of the mother and daughter duo and I trust the father also is commendable. They are the source of inspiration in times when people get suicidal tendencies even when they have everything. Struggles such as here and success from it, should serve as an example and get our priorities, thinking and value right.

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