Uttar Pradesh: Farm labourer’s daughter reaps success | Lucknow News


LUCKNOW: It was a proud moment for Palak Mishra, 20, who brought laurels not only to the university but also to her parents when she won the Chancellor’s Bronze Medal for best BCom student (final year) at the convocation ceremony.
Daughter of a farm labourer, Palak dedicated her medal to her family which went through difficult times during Covid-19 lockdown.
“Coming from low income background, lockdown period was a tough time for us. My father had no work and my mother is a housewife. There were days when my father couldn’t earn anything. Even in difficulty, my parents encouraged me to study. In the morning, my siblings and I would help my father in the fields in whatever way we could. In the evening, we managed our studies with old books and notes,” she says.
After the university started online classes during lockdown, Palak had to miss her classes due to unavailability of smartphone or laptop in her house. “My uncle came to our rescue. Not only did he send us some money, he also bought a laptop for me and my brother who is also pursuing graduation,” says Palak, who aspires to become a banking professional.
“I am in dire need of a job and want to pay back my uncle for the help he extended to us in these difficult times. For students like me, my message is that one should remain focused for success,” she says.



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