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Haripriya Dhurua (Jharsiguda, Odisha)

Haripriya Dhurua: Optimism knits her future

Haripriya was born in a tribal family of 6 members in Telenkachha Village, Jharsiguda, Odisha. Though she was born with 50 % physical disability, with both of her legs affected the most, she got her life moving ahead. She was very good in scholastics, and continued her education till standard 6 in her village and later had to dropout due to the want of travel out of her village.

Her father was keen to support her education but his meagre earnings were not in favour of his thoughts.

Haripriya never let go her determination to be independent and kept scouting for opportunities to support her family. Having closely known her dreams, one of her friends notified her of DIKSHa skill centre functioning in Jharsiguda. She gathered all her strength and travelled 25 kms from her village and visited the centre. While interacting with the Centre team, she was convinced that her dream will bloom for sure. Having validated all the courses, she zeroed down on Industrial Sewing Machine Operator Course and enrolled for the next batch.

She travelled daily to the centre along with her friends who were also a source of encouragement. She availed the Odisha Government scheme to meet her monthly travel cost.

Post completion of her course, she got on board with Kitex Garments, Tamil Nadu, with a determination to fulfil her dream of being independent.

Haripriya has now begun to financially support her family with her monthly earning of 12,744/- INR. She has now realigned her goal and wishes to set up a garment production unit in her village and provide employment to the deserving needy.

Optimistic Haripriya says, “i never saw my disability as a setback and was sure that there will be a way forward. Challenges that I faced had always added to my courage and strength to move ahead."