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I Have a Dream

-Bharti, Rang De higher education loan student Bharti is one of our first higher education loan students and is currently studying Optometry at Sankara College of Optometry, Bangalore. She scored 80% in her 3rd year and topped her batch a few months ago. This Women’s Day, Bharti shares with us how she’s glad she didn’t give up on her dream and what it is like to be a woman today!    Hello friends, I am Bharti and I’m from a small town in Madhya pradesh. I belong to middle class family but I think being rich or poor doesn’t matter. What matters is how confident one is, how hard one is willing to work and that success never comes without struggle. I have a dream. And the dream is to be a medical professional one day. But after my father’s passing, our family faced a lot of problems and I couldn’t continue my studies. I tried really hard; I applied for an education loan too but was turned down. After...
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Bangalore

A Walk with a Changemaker

The Rang De Bangalore Chapter conducted a ‘A Walk with a Changemaker’ with Ms. Usha Rajagopalan on 23rd June, 2013 during which she shared her story, the challenges faced and the hardships they overcame for the successes of the project.   By Usha Rajagopalan, Board of Trustees, Puttenahalli Neighbourhood Lake Improvement Trust (PNLIT) TheBangalore Chapter of Rang De organized a “Walk with a Changemaker” around Puttenahalli Lake with me representing PNLIT. Around 35 people from across the city and the neighbourhood assembled for the walk which began at 11 AM and ended at 12.30 PM. I took them through the PNLIT journey from the early “save the lake” days to now being recognized as a “Change Maker.” This has been a journey in which we’ve been so ably supported by all our donors and volunteers. Two highlights about the walk will stay in my mind for a long time. We had put up a small photographic exhibition showing the plight of vanishing lakes in the city; of Puttenahalli lake before, during and...
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