Gadchiroli Feb. 25 (District correspondent) A woman from the remote village of Reguntha in Sironcha taluka Kiran Kurmawar has got an admission in the prestigious University of Leeds in the United Kigdom (UK) very recently. The 24 years woman belongs to a vary poor family and has been working as a Taxi Driver to help her family earnings.
Kiran had a determination of taking higher education since her childhood. Accordingly, she managed to take an admission in well-known Osmania University of Hyderabad from where she completed her post-graduation in Economics. As the financial condition of her parents was not so good, she returned her native place and decided to help the father in his work of taxi driving.
Though it was not easy for her to drive a taxi in such a remote and hilly areas, Kiran started the work. It was really a matter of surprise for the people in remote areas to see a woman driving a taxi. The travellers were first afraid of travelling in her vehicle but gradually she got good response and she continued this work for three years. However, she again had a strong desire to take higher education in a foreign University and she started her preparations accordingly.
In the meantime, she happened to meet Raju Kendra and Vishal Thakre in a workshop at Beed who guided her about the process of admission in foreign Universities. She started applying for the universities and appeared for the pre admission tests of some universities. Finally, Kiran got admission in the University of Leeds for the course of MSc in ‘Marketing Management’.
Kiran has proved that with a determination and hard work one can achieve the targeted success. Her struggle has however, not ended here. A big question of how to arrange the huge fees of Rs. 27 lakhs for completing this course has now arised before her and she has been making efforts for getting the financial support from any institution or government to meet the expenses.