Bhubaneswar, March 7 (LocalWire): To reinstate one’s faith in hard work, one must meet 23-year-old Kishan Digal of Gumarh, Phulbani, who defied all odds to build a financially stable life for himself and his family.
His parents separated when he was barely two years old and unable to bear the villagers’ taunts, his mother escaped to the capital.
They took refuge in a slum in Bhubaneswar and she eked out a living by doing odd jobs.
Kishan credits his mother for her grit and determination.
She enrolled him in a government school despite facing monetary problems.
Kishan, too, proved his worth, and worked so laboriously that the school provided him free education under the fee waiver scheme.
The boy pursued a diploma course from a reputed private college after completing his school with a good academic record in 2010.
But as luck would have it, he did not get a good job and ended up working in a grocery store. But still, he never stopped dreaming big.
‘I took a bold step in 2016 and moved to Pune in search of a job and after struggling for two months I found one. There has been no looking back since then,’ Kishan told LocalWire.
Recently, he took his mother on a tour of Maharashtra which made her extremely proud.