13-year-old Sushma Verma is moving along with educational opportunities earned after graduating from high school. The Pioneer posted on Sushma’s award:
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Sushma was given a cheque of Rs 8 lakh to continue her studies, by founder of NGO Sulabh Sanitation & Social Reforms Movement (Sulabh International) Bindeshwar Pathak. She also got an iPhone, iPad, laptop, desktop and LED television set.
The benefactor, Sulabh International Social Service Organisation, reports on Sushma’s family history.
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While giving the cash award to Sushma, daughter of Tej Bahadur Verma, a daily wage labourer, Pathak promised to provide housing facility near university campus to ensure better environment for the bright student.
This has come as a boon to the family as it had to sell their land to pay for the girl’s education.
Her father earns barely Rs 200 a day to feed a family of five who live at a one-room home in Lucknow.
Pathak said the girl was an inspiration for students. “With the prize money, Sushma can fulfil her requirements. We will extend all support to the child even later on,” he said.