Nikita Krishna More is a grade IX student living in Palchil village, Raigada district 150 kms away from Pune. As per reports of TOI, the girl walks 14 kms to reach her school. She walks everyday for 2 hours that not only wastes her time but also drains her energy.
6 days a week she walks 4 hours per day. To reach by 10:45 am, Nikita leaves for school by 8:45 am and on Saturdays, she sets on her journey to school by 6am to reach by scheduled 8 am. An excellent runner of Tehsil level and aspiring to become the first doctor of her village Nikita risks walking through dense forest daily for the sake of her education.
Her struggle was recognised by City Corporation Limited which has recently gifted her an electric cycle. A cycle that runs for 100 kms at 25 kms/hour once charged fully for 2 hours.
“Despite several difficulties, Nikita is determined to pursue her education. This prompted me to gift her the cycle. I hope this electric bicycle will motivate her to accomplish her dream”, Aniruddha Deshpande, managing director of city Corporation tells on him gifting the Nibe eco-friendly motor cycle to the girl that can also be used as a normal cycle.
Nikita had arrived at Pune to receive her gift along with her mother Rajshree, elder brother Nivesh and principal Vinita Pawar. Rajshree cultivates rice and speaks how much loss she has to face. It’s difficult for her to make ends meet. Still, she ensures education for all three children of her for she believes that it’s only education that can make their lives better.
“This is a big help. It will always remind me to put in my best to study hard and pursue my dream. I never thought that people would help me.”, says an overwhelmed Nikita.
We hope the courageous girl, who undoubtedly sets examples for all those who are privileged enough and still manage to find reasons to bunk studies gets to fulfill all her dreams one day. Also, salute to City Corporation’s initiative to reward the deserving.