Finding Amma and Nana’s Love at the Chatralayam
Finding happiness and being happy all the time. That is how K. Kameswari describes her life in her second home, Swami Dayananda AIM for Seva Tribal Girls Chatralayam, Nandyal, Andhra Pradesh.
The unconditional love showered by the caretaker and his wife (Mokshewara Reddy and his wife) from the Nandyal Chatralayam gave Kameswari all the courage to forge ahead and achieve the goals that she had set for herself. “The warden and his wife are like amma and nana (mother and father) to me and my Nandyal home is one big family. I love doing yoga daily and partaking in other culture activities. Exposure to martial arts has helped bring in changes to my overall personality,” says Kameswari.
The first seeds of change were evident in 2016 when the Kabaddi team of which Kameswari was part stood third in a district level competition.
We are pleased to share that Kameswari scored 973/1000 in the recently concluded Class 12 public examination. She took the science stream and emerged as one of the toppers of Nucleus Junior College, Nandyal, Andhra Pradesh and secured the sixth position in school.
Kameswari had joined the Nandyal Chatralayam in 2013 when she was in Class 5. She lost her father a year earlier who suddenly succumbed to a heart attack. Around that time, her grandfather came know about an AIM for Seva Chatralayam in the region and that is how Kameswari joined the Nandyal hostel.
Kameswari’s mother is a daily wage labourer. Her younger brother is currently pursuing Class 10 in Nandyal while her younger sister has just completed her intermediate from the Government Polytechnic College, Nandyal, Andhra Pradesh.
Kameswari recently took the engineering examination of her state, the EAMCET (Engineering Agricultural and Medical Common Entrance Test). “The results have been announced. I have been ranked and counseling for seats will begin soon,” reveals Kameswari. She plans to pursue a bachelor of technology in computer science and engineering.
Wishing Kameswari all the very best in her future academic endeavours.