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An unlettered labourer runs a Birsa-Ambedkarite school in Bokaro

Parshuram, born at Siwan in Bihar, migrated to Bokaro in search of a job in the 1970s. There, he established a school for the Dalit and the Adivasi children. He invested his hard-earned money in a noble project. A report by Forward Press

There is a saying in Hindi that only the wearer knows where the shoe pinches. That was why when a young Parshuram saw the children of Dalit and Adivasi labourers toiling along with their parents, he was forced to think whether they too were destined to toil as labourers.

This question kept pricking his conscience. An idea struck him: He could share his agony with some youngsters who were giving tuitions to children to support their educational expenses. That was the beginning of his mission to educate the children of labourers. The youngsters agreed to teach the children and Parshuram paid their fees from his wages.

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About The Author

Vishad Kumar

Vishad Kumar, who penned stories and poems, bid goodbye to the world of literature about two decades back and took to journalism. He did reporting for newspapers like Aawaz, Prabhat Khabar, Bihar Observer, Dainik Jagran, Hindustan, Senior India and Itwar, among others. Besides, he also wrote articles for Amar Ujala, Dainik Bhaskar and Navbharat Times. Currently, he is a freelance journalist committed to bringing about socio-political change. His interests include painting and photography

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