Kasargod, July 3, 2015 : An Endosulfan affected girl from Kasargod district has braved all odds and is now all set to realise her dreams of becoming a doctor. T Shruthi is the girl who has now secured admission to a medical college and is bubbling with confidence and enthusiasm.
Her dreams of pursuing medical education has been made possible, thanks to the assistance of Dr YS Mohan Kumar, Punarnava Trust and other organisations. Shruthi has succeeded in the CET (Medical) conducted by Karnataka government and has now secured admission to the Government Homeo Medical College in Bengaluru.
When Shruthi was a child, her photograph with her crippled right leg, her right hand where there was a wide gap after the first two fingers and her four fingered left hand, had attracted the attention of the world while also highlighting eh horrific consequences of Endosulfan. This image of Shruthi had also made Brazil ban Endosulfan for the very first time.
When Shruthi was just three, her mother Meenakshi who too was affected by Endosulfan had died of cancer. Meanwhile, her father Taranath Rao, a labourer and aunty Revathi struggled hard to bring up Shruthi and also get her treatment.
Meanwhile, Dr Mohan guided Shruthi like his own daughter and taught her to hold the pen using the four fingers of her left hand. He even assisted in getting an artificial limb for her and boosted her morale and confidence.
At the age of eight Shruthi was admitted to the Padre School and used to trek a distance of eight kms along with her father to and fro school. It was then she nurtured a desire to e a doctor like Dr Mohan Kumar and serve the people.
She passed SSLC with A+ marks in three subjects. Later she pursued her Plus Two course in Mulleria Government Vocational Higher Secondary School. She then appeared for the CET with assistance from Endosulfan Victims Sports Aids group.
Presently, Shruthi who is residing in Mulleria along with her husband Jagadish, a bus employee will be leaving for Bengaluru next week .
Her family which has somehow managed to pay her fees for the first semester, has now sought assistance from the DC for her further education.
Those interested in contacting or assisting Shruthi can contact her on the following number : 8281359091.