I Mariswamy, am the eldest son of my
parents Mr. Monesh and Mr. Gangamma residing at Kalangeera Village,
Manvi taluka of Raichur district, Karnataka.
I am the only fortunate child in my family who could go to school
because all my three younger brothers are taken along with my
parents for daily wage earning. When I was studying in 7th standard
immediately after the class I used to go for collecting firewood,
water, for cooking food etc. I never used to get time for study.
Very often in my free time I used to visit tuition centre in our
village after completing my daily work in the house, where I
developed friendship with few children who are part of tuition
centre. They used to visit my house regularly and plead my parents,
but my parents did not heed to their appeal.
When I completed my 7th standard my parents did not allow me for
further studies. My dream of studying further shattered almost.
Meanwhile Vimukti club children came to know that I was not allowed
to study further as a result, they discussed in their club meeting
and along with Mr. Charlie the Vimukti animator, visited my family
to persuade my parents. In the beginning they didnít listen but
gradually after the long discussion they agreed to send me back to
school. Vimukti children thus played vital role in getting me back
to the school. Very next day Mr. Charlie the Vimukti animator took
me and placed me in a hostel in Pothnal and got my admission for
higher primary school.
I am enabled to persevere in my further education. I extend my
sincere thanks and I am grateful to all those who came in my life.