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To his ragpicker mother, Mohan says, ‘my efforts didn’t go waste’

Mohan studied in Bal Bhavan School in Kharadwadi and has achieved 70.2 per cent in SSC boards without taking any assistance from coaching classes.

Written by Sumeet Gaikwad | Pune |
June 7, 2016 4:10:11 am

HIS MOTHER works as a ragpicker, she has been his sole motivation to ensure that certainly his efforts to uplift the family do no go waste. Mohan Hendre, a resident of Pimpri Chinchwad, has a success story to tell. His father an alcohol addict and mother, a waste picker, all odds were against him.

Mohan studied in Bal Bhavan School in Kharadwadi and has achieved 70.2 per cent in SSC boards without taking any assistance from coaching classes. The only help he got was guidance of his brother Datta Hendre, a BCom graduate, working as an office assistant in a doctor’s clinic. “We have no respect in the society and the only way we can earn is by education.” says Datta.

Mohan did self-study for 3-4 hours daily besides school. He says he did most of his studies in school and then revised it at home. In his free time, he played cricket with his friends and watched movies on television. He even did catering work on Sundays from which he earned a meager amount of Rs 250.

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Mohan wants to study commerce next and then ITI so that he can start working and supporting his family as soon as he can.

“My father works odd jobs, mother also gets a low income. Though I have passed SSC boards I wanted at least 80 per cent marks so I could have got the municipal corporation scholarship,” says Mohan, who gives all the credit of his success to his brother who helped him with his studies.

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