Published: 19th July 2019
Unable to fund daughter's IIT dream, Hyderabad auto driver tweets to KTR, gets help within hours
KTR paid the fees for two underprivileged girls who had cleared engineering entrance exams but were unable to pay the fees.
Anjali, a student of Telangana State Residential Junior College, Hasanparthy in Warangal district had cracked the IIT-JEE and got into IIT Indore but her father, an auto-rickshaw driver could not arrange for the fees. The family approached TRS working president KT Rama Rao over Twitter and he responded.
In their brief interaction with KTR, Anjali shared her ambition to become a civil servant and serve the nation. KTR wished her luck for her future endeavours and provided the required fee amount in the form of a cheque. Anjali's father Ramesh thanked KTR for providing financial assistance.
In a similar case, Rachana, an orphan from a village in Jagtial district, completed her Intermediate as well and fared well in the engineering entrance examinations but could not pay for her higher studies.
During their crisis, the two girls sought help from KTR and reached out to KTR through Twitter. Within hours, KTR called them for a meeting and provided help.
Rudra Rachana is a native of Kathalapur Mandal, Jagtial district who lost her parents in her childhood. On completing her tenth standard from Jagtial Government Girls High School, Rachana later moved to State Home in Yousufguda and pursued her polytechnic diploma. By scoring a good rank in ECET, Rachana got a seat in Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology (CBIT), Hyderabad.
Due to the financial crisis, Rachana couldn't take up the seat. When Rachana's story was brought to the notice of KTR through media. KTR immediately responded and stated that he would personally take care of her fee. On Thursday, Rachana met KTR at Pragathi Bhavan. During the meeting, KTR enquired about her fee and other expenses and provided the same in the form of a cheque. He also asked her to concentrate on her studies and not worry about the finances.
During the meeting, Rachana mentioned that there are a lot of orphans who score good ranks but are unable to pursue higher studies due to financial problems. She requested KTR to provide reservation to such students. KTR appreciated her thought and informed that he would take this to CM KCR's notice. KTR also spoke to Jagtial District Collector Sharath over the phone and directed him to assist Rachana's sister and brother-in-law, who have been her guardians.