My Story: I Chose To Sell Books On The Streets Rather Than Begging; I Chose A Life Of Dignity

The Logical Indian Crew Karnataka

September 14th, 2017 / 11:38 AM

“Education is the most important asset an individual should have. I was unfortunate for not being able to have formal education. Yes, I was born to underprivileged section of the society.

Though there is not much of improvement in the economic front, I do not want my daughter to lead the same pathetic life. I want her to study and be a guiding light to millions of people who are poor like me.

My Name is Lakshmi. My name and my condition are oxymoron. But when the question arose about how to meet the expenses for my daughter’s education, I chose a life of dignity rather than begging in the streets. Yes, I chose to sell books on the streets, the same books which I expect will enlighten my daughter. My daughter is still 4 years but will soon have to join school. Even though she wants to play with other friends, I will get her with me when I am out to sell the books as there are no one to look after her.

Everyday journey is not easy. I will have to sell irrespective of the sun, rain & illness. These things will never deter me to fulfil my daughter’s dreams. The books I sell will increase others wisdom & fulfil my daughter’s studies. I urge everybody to encourage their children to pursue at least basic education for sustenance. Education is the gateway to escape distress & poverty” – Lakshmi, Mother and Book Seller.


Story By – Pramod G Kamath | Humans of Mangalore

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