Karnataka Girl's Story Of Grit And Determination: From Escaping Child Marriage To Securing 90 Percent In Exam

It would have been another story of a child marriage victim if this Karnataka girl had not fled from her village, two years back. But Rekha V, chose her story to be written in a different way.

Rekha, a resident of Chikkaballapura district, Karnataka fled from her village to escape child marriage when she 16. Now, two years later, she has secured a whopping 90.3% in II Pre-University Examination (12th Standard), according to a Times of India report.

Rekha who had secured a 74%in SSLC was forced to leave her village after her mother, who works as domestic help, compelled the 16-year-old to get married. But Rekha had different ambitions. She left to Bengaluru and joined a computer course there. However, dissatisfied with that, she contacted the child helpline 1098 to assist her for further education. Later the Child welfare Committee moved her to Sparsha trust in Mathikere and helped her secure a seat in Government PU College in Nelamangala.

Rekha’s two-year toil secured her a 542/600 and a 100 in History. Now she wants to become an advocate and then appear for Civil Service examination as well.

“I lost my father when I was a kid. I left the house as I was against child marriage and wanted to continue my studies. Now. I have a clear goal in life. I want to become an advocate first and then appear for the civil services examination,” Rekha told TOI.