A Gem From A Slum

Her strength and knowledge were gained from the daily reading of a newspaper.

The life of P R Ramya is in the Poothole (in Thrissur) railway slum colony. Her one room-hut’s door faces a busy tar-road. When the door opened a portion of it stands in the road. The room is just half the size of a normal room of a normal house. In the back of the hut is rail track. Left and right similar huts stand with no space left. Roof and wall are with used tin-sheets.

She was initiated to letters by frequently colony visiting nuns.

Her study starts when the vehicles stop plying in the road in the dead-night. Reading continues till vehicles occupy the road in the early morning at 4.

In 10th standard she secured 92 per cent marks and for plus two 86 per cent. As her parents had no money to send her for entrance coaching her entrance coaching was form self-end and she got an engineering seat from merit quota. She now is a second year student of Palakkad Gvovernment Engineering College in the trade of Electronics and Communications.

Her strength and knowledge were gained from the daily reading of a newspaper.

Her only motive is to provide a hassle-free life to her parents toiling as casual workers.

Ramya, sure, is a role model for down-trodden children.

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