ANDHRA PRADESH

Collector adopts poor girl

Don’t worry: Hyderabad district Collector R.V. Chandravadan interacting with S. Tulasi and her father in his chambers on Saturday.

Don’t worry: Hyderabad district Collector R.V. Chandravadan interacting with S. Tulasi and her father in his chambers on Saturday.  

Staff Reporter

Offers to bear the costs of Tulasi’s EAMCET coaching



Daughter of a watchman, the girl secured 762 marks in Intermediate

She was forced to work as a domestic help



Hyderabad: A letter could make a world of difference. And it did for Tulasi. Now she can realise her dream of pursuing higher education in comfort. Moved by the plight of a poor girl which appeared in a newspaper, Hyderabad Collector R.V. Chandravadan has decided to adopt her.

Resident of Ambedkarnagar in Secunderabad, Tulasi passed Intermediate in first division this year securing 762 marks. But she faced difficulty in studying further as her father S. Narsimlu, a watchman, couldn’t support her with his meagre salary of Rs.1,800 per month.

Tulasi also faced problem with her step-mother who forced her to discontinue studies and contribute to the family’s income by working as domestic help. These details came out when Mr. Chandravadan had her credentials verified through Marredpally MRO Raghuram Sharma.

The Collector called the girl to his office on Saturday and offered to bear the cost of her EAMCET coaching and provide her accommodation in a Government social welfare hostel besides extending a monthly scholarship, free books and dresses.

Deputy Director, Social Welfare, K. Mahalakshmi, was asked to admit Tulasi in hostel and arrange for her EAMCET coaching at Narayana Institute, Dilsukhnagar.

In the event of the girl getting a seat in medicine, the entire course fee would be borne by the district administration, Mr. Chandravadan said.

A grateful Tulasi promised to do her best to secure a seat in medicine next year.

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