Hard work of a BSF Jawan's widow pays off

Hard work of a BSF Jawan's widow pays off

Sons set to become doctors

Vimala Devi with her younger son, Chandramohan.

The hard work of a widow of a Border Security Force (BSF) jawan who worked as a daily-wage labourer to earn money for the education of her children, paid off as her two sons are set to become doctors.

The widow, Vimala Devi, from Samvari village of Phalodi tehsil in Rajasthan’s Jodhpur district is a proud mother as both her sons Ashok and Chandramohan Vishnoi are now set to become doctors. Her younger son Chandramohan Vishnoi has secured AIR-2011 in NEET-2018, the results of which were declared early this month. Whereas her elder son Ashok with AIR-4000 in AIMPT is currently undergoing internship and is in the final year in Rabindra Nath Tagore Medical College of Udaipur.

Presently living inside a Kacha house at Savreej village in Phalodi tehsil of Jodhpur district. Vimla Devi had taken up the responsibility of her sons’ education after husband Shankarlal Vishnoi, who was a BSF constable, died eight years ago in a road accident in Rajasthan. In last eight years, she strained herself as a daily wage labourer in an effort to make her children study and achieve goals in life. "When my husband died there wasn't any money left to meet my son's educational expense. The pension was around Rs 5,000 which was insufficient to run a family and higher education of children. But I had a firm belief in my hardworking children. I worked day and night for them, raised money", Vimla told DH.

Leaving no stone unturned, she also sent her sons to Kota for coaching. 'I worked as a daily-wage labourer under National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme to make my children doctors one day. Day has arrived and I am feeling content", Vimla added in a low voice.

Her younger son Chandramohan who followed the footsteps of his elder brother wants to become a cardiologist. "Our mother never made us realise that our family is facing a financial crunch. Even with a weak health, she managed to work and educated us", Chandramohan told DH.

Before going to Kota to pursue coaching for NEET examination, both brothers studied in a Hindi medium in government school at Savreej village. Looking at the hard work and efforts made by the mother and children even the ALLEN Career Institute of Kota, gave them a concession in fees.