Pune, August 23, 2020: Swapnali Sutar who hails from Dariste village in Kankavli taluka of Sindhudurg district had scored 98 per cent in her 12th board exams. She has the aspirations of becoming a veterinary doctor. Because she lives in a very remote village, there is no internet connectivity which had become an obstacle in her path and she wasn’t able to attend online classes of Mumbai Veterinary College, Goregaon. She had come to her village and got stuck due to lockdown.
Her brothers could not see her in a despicable state and decided to help her out by building a shed on top of a hill from where her cell phone could catch internet signals. Initially, she travelled two kilometres from house to a hilltop and studied under an umbrella.
Swapnali, with the support from her family, has risen to new heights and she now studies in the shed built by her brothers and attends online classes. With the right kind of determination, one can accomplish the most difficult tasks.
She has proven with her perseverance that no obstacle can stop her from inching towards her dreams. She studies in the shed from 7 am till 7 pm.
After local media reported about her, many people promised to help her. Due to financial woes, she resides in Diva and spends 5 hours daily in commuting between college and her room.
When MLA Nitesh Rane learnt about it he came forward and paid her hostel fees of Rs 50,000.