Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Although Apoorva is physically challenged and poor, her parents urge her to choose her own path, despite the difficulties she faces.

We’d like to tell the tale of Apoorva, a woman who, while facing several financial difficulties, has always aimed to do better.

Hi there, I’m Apoorva. I am a student from a hamlet in the Chikkaballapur region of Karnataka who is highly driven and artistically inclined. Both of my parents have been affected by polio’s long-term effects on distinct parts of their bodies.

We were encouraged to do well in school by our parents, who had a strong belief in the value of education. I went to a government school in my village, where I was taught in Kannada, and then to a neighbouring government college, where I was taught in English.

With their encouragement, I was able to participate in several extra-curricular activities, which I achieved success in. I was also a taluk-level winner in dance and theatre, and a district-level winner in Ghazal singing. At the taluk level, I was a stud in the Javelin throw. There were no more awards or contests, but I was featured on the UNICEF India Facebook page with my lecture on the occasion of Girl Child Day festivities in a short video.

Vidyadhan, a flagship higher education scholarship initiative of the Shibulal Family Philanthropic Initiatives, has also helped me get to where I am now. Vidyadhan has removed a major roadblock to my personal and professional development, and I am grateful to him for doing so.

Art and design have always piqued my curiosity. When I was told that my career should be formed around my strongest abilities, I heeded the suggestion. At Alva’s College, Moodabidri, I’m now pursuing a BSc in Animation and VFX. In the fields of art, video games, advertising, and cinema and television, I see a lot of potential for me, and I’m excited to put my skills to good use.

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