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This Class ‘8’ Student Teaches Us Why It’s Important To Not Fall Victim To Our Circumstances

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Khushboo Kumari is not your everyday class ‘8’ student. Referred by some as a child prodigy, Khushboo has performed her poetry at National Youth Poetry Slam. When asked about the poetry competition, she says, “In class 4, Robin Bhaiya had asked us all to write a poem. I got a poem the very next day. He really liked it, so he chose me and my friend for a poetry lesson.” She is also a star Kho Kho player and has won many awards. Because she is so talented, she is constantly travelling and visiting tons of places in and out of Delhi.

In class 4, Robin Bhaiya had asked us all to write a poem. I got a poem the very next day. He really liked it, so he chose me and my friend for a poetry lesson.”




An obstacle to success

As a bright student from the school Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya, Khushboo is destined to go places with her talent and dedication. She says, “I have four or five friends who are very good friends they are very good in studies. But, for The Teach For India exams, I stand first every time! And we have 53 students class!” However, her father, Rajesh, is against her receiving education and travelling to places. Being an apple seller, he wants Khushboo to help him out with his business. But, her mother, Reeta Devi, has fought vigorously, over and over again, to help Khushboo capture every opportunity that comes her way. Due to this, Reeta Devi faces domestic violence on a regular basis.

I have four or five friends who are very good friends they are very good in studies. But, for The Teach For India exams, I stand first every time! And we have 53 students class!”

Peaceful Retaliation

When asked about how she deals with the violence at home, she said, “Monica didi, a teacher from ‘Teach For India’, asked me if my dad ever regrets what he did the next morning, and if so, I should very calmly go and speak to him. So I tried this one morning and I told him, that when he fights like this it affects my studies. From that day on, my father quit drinking for a month. I felt very happy.”

Monica didi, a teacher from ‘Teach For India’, asked me if my dad ever regrets what he did the next morning, and if so, I should very calmly go and speak to him. So I tried this one morning and I told him, that when he fights like this it affects my studies. From that day on, my father quit drinking for a month. I felt very happy.”

Not falling victim

Not giving up and not falling victim to your circumstances is a mark of a bold and ambitious person. Khushboo Kumari comes from a poor and dysfunctional family that has become an obstacle for her success. She still tops all her exams and pursues her talent in spite of the hardships that life has thrown at her. What’s your excuse?

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