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An Engineer in Government Service

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An Engineer in Government Service

“Education alone makes poverty irreversible,” says Rajesh

“I am Rajesh from Gajekhanpalli village, 125km from Anantapur. I am a government engineer now. But the journey was long and hard. I had this ambition of becoming a government employee since I was a child. But my parents were too poor to pay my school fees. Knowing that education alone makes poverty irreversible, I studied hard up to Class X in the village government school with good results. At this juncture, RDT came into my life. With RDT support, I got into Sri Chaitanya Junior College and then, Sri Venkateswara University Engineering College in Tirupati. RDT sponsored my education and hostel accommodation. Soon after my graduation, I got a job with TCS. But I was not satisfied. I went on to do my post graduation and became Assistant Engineer in AP government Power Generation Centre. My father, Venkata Ramana, still works for daily wages as an agricultural labourer. Not for long. I am educating my brother and sister. Poverty is now a thing of the past. My children will not believe, when I will tell them that their grandparents once roamed like nomads for work. They will think it is a folk tale.”