Her dream is to become a teacher. But that is only to teach the young of her community. That is Dasari Anitha. Born into CHENCHU community in an area where a girl child is an unwelcome member of the family, Anitha is the eldest of the three daughters of Anjaiah and Edamma. Unlike other parents of this backward community of Timmapur village, chandampet mandal near Devarakonda of Nalgonda district, Telangana, her parents leave no stone unturned to get their dear daughters educated.
In 2014 March, Anitha became the FIRST girl of their tribe in Nalgonda dt to have passed Intermediate. And her noble goal then was to pursue Teacher Training Course (TTC). But fate didn’t favour her. She failed to clear the entrance exam. But father favoured where fate failed. He sold out their only income source – a milche animal and got Anitha admitted in a private D.Ed institute. In addition to the 20,000 INR of sales proceeds, he had to struggle a lot to get another 20,000 INR towards the first year fee. Such is his determination to get a girl child educated when others in his community are selling girl children.
She completed her first year successfully and her woes started again – fee for second year. The Hindu news reporter, Sri B Karunakar Reddy published the news in The Hindu dated 02/12/15 so that some philanthropists will come forward to help them. Here comes the surprise – The students of Govt Junior College, Thungathurthy who themselves are with moderate / meagre means have volunteered to help their sister, Anitha achieve her cherished goal. The have extended their humble support to Anitha. As the students have set the trend, teachers couldn’t trail behind. So they are following the suit .
If you would like to contact, compliment or even complement , Anitha/ Anjayya , here is the mobile number : 07661082390 , 09177473160 . Liked our story ? Subscribe to read more in your inbox.