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15-Year-Old Girl Who Sold Bird Food in Connaught Place Gets Enrolled In Girls’ School

Girl selling bird food
Girl selling bird food: Bhumika is a 15-year-old girl who used to juggle between helping her mom sell bird food and her studies in the Connaught Place area of Delhi till yesterday. Now, she will be attending a school like all other kids of her age. How was this possible? Read this heart-warming story here.

Police officers at a local police station in Connaught Place were moved by the photograph they saw in the Times Of India. The station house officer, I K Jha, decided to help the teen by getting her enrolled in a girl’s school and sponsoring her education.

In the SHO’s room, Bhumika expressed her desire to study hard, support her family and grow up to join the police force in the future.

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The girl with dogged determination is the second youngest among her mother’s five daughters. The family stays in a one-room house in Nihal Vihar on a rent of Rs 2,000. Bhumika’s parents are separated.

Good Samaritans like the SHO officer reiterate our faith in humanity. A few days ago, Gaurav Gupta, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Chief also came to the rescue of 15-year-old Banashankari after discovering that the girl sold flowers to earn a livelihood to study. He gifted her a laptop in order to make it easier and comfortable for her to study.

“I’m feeling extremely happy that he (Gaurav Gupta) helped me. I want to study well and get a good rank. I want to bring a good name to him and my parents by studying well. On the phone, I wasn’t able to listen well and this laptop will be very helpful. He (Gaurav Gupta) told me to study well and become a good student.”, the girl said. She aspires to become a doctor. Read another such story here.