Farm labourer to an auxiliary nurse

The remarkable progress of B. Nagalakshmi and her children in education

B.Nagalakshmi“I am B. Nagalakshmi. I am from Kadiridevarapalli village, 20kms from Kalyandurg. When I was in Class 9 and only 16 years old, my parents got me married. By the time I was 22, I had a daughter and a son. Meanwhile, my husband met another woman and deserted my children and me. I came back to my village and started working as farm labour. Some women told me about RDT Hospital at Kanekal and I joined as a cleaning staff there, leaving the children with my mother. I decided that I should continue the studies that I was forced to stop when I got married. I passed Class X through Open School Society and went on to complete my intermediate. I did not stop there.I passed the ANM course and became a nurse in the same hospital where I had worked as cleaning staff. I felt very happy.My daughter also became a general nurse and midwife. She now works in Star hospital in Hyderabad. My son has passed his intermediate. I was not satisfied with the ANM course. I am now doing the GNM course. If everything goes well my daughter will also graduate as a nurse. I am happy that I am able to look after myself and my family with dignity.