Our life is full of struggle Vaiya (brother). I come from an underprivileged family in Bihar. After completion of my high school, I came here. When I was growing up, my grades were good and I had this urge to pursue higher education. I managed to come here but the purpose was different. I had to give up my passion for compulsion. Now, I work in a sales company. They provide me 7000 rupees per month and they sometimes award me as the best salesman of the entire company as well. My dad also used to work in this very city but he no more lives. I don’t know of how he exactly died but people say, he was hit by a bus while he was riding bicycle. Whereas, I walk every day, for couple of hours to reach my workplace and come back home. I do that because every penny matters to me. If I walk, I would save 14 rupees of my daily expense; 7 for getting to work and 7 for returning back home. Can you give me your camera? I would be a hero in my village if I would be able to take this amazing machine with me.
(MD Arif, 19, Kolkata)
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