Friday, 8 April 2016

"G"o Girl Get The Sky


I was fifteen than and a brilliant student...excelled in everything on account of my sincerity and hard work... That I was a small town girl never bothered me to chase my dreams as I wanted to prove to my paternal grandparents that being a girl child is not a curse...in sheer innocence of a kid , I had promised to myself to be better than any of the male child in the family ...the fact that I had to live away from my parents from the age of 4 for some years made me quite independent though it was quite a painful period for I always thought my parents didn't love me but my little brother until they took me back..thereafter my dad got transfers every 2-3 years further adding on to my adaptability if I see it now while at that time it meant leaving back your friends, school and neighborhood..

I was Destiny's favorite child in terms of being tested by it time and again to bear its brunt but somehow I never succumbed to it..I thought I was thru the tests....But probably there was more to come...

Just when I was basking in the glory of being the state topper in my tenth boards, I was again hard hit by the curse of being a girl..much to my shock and to the shock of my parents, my grand mom has fixed my wedding and the date too was finalized...

She threatened to consume poison if anyone defied her and thus no one could muster the courage to defy her...Heaven fell on me and I could not stop my tears... While I was offered admission in top Indian school on scholarship on my merit , I was ordered to call my studies a quit..while I wanted to kiss the skies I suddenly realized that even the floor beneath my feet wasn't mine...I decided to end my life or to runaway but this was not the reward I wanted to give my beloved dad and mom for all the innumerable sacrifices they had done for me (Read : Destiny's Chosen Child) ...Me, mom and dad often spoke in eyes about how miserable we felt and this is not what we desired....but my dad loved his mom and that 's probably where all debates ended!

Soon the day fixed for my wedding arrived...and from morn I could not find my dad which made me all the more uncomfortable...mom made me ready with tears in her eyes...

But just when I thought it was over for my big dreams.. An hour before the wedding ceremony commenced when my grand-mom was busy giving me all instructions of how to behave in the new house... My Dad entered, I ran to him and hugged him tight... He handed over an envelope to me and said , " GO Girl, Get the Sky!" And he'll take care if the rest! (The envelope contained my admission letter and accommodation form in my dream school...He bid mom and me goodbye in a car he has rented without loosing time..and that's when my nightmare turned into a new beginning)

And yeah he meant it, thanks to him, I am today whatever I am today and no matter how far apart time drifts us I will forever remain my "Dad's Princess"....And today decades later, no matter how adverse the situations turn in my life, I am able to pull it through as his words keep echoing in my ears:

"Go Girl Get The Sky" and that's exactly what I do.....





You may also like to read the earlier 6 True Tales of Indian Women in this series, some heart wrenching while some inspirational...

Author's Note: This Post is a part of #AtoZChallenge 2016 under my theme #FaceofChange
In the 26 days of this coveted challenge, I am going to precisely talk about the need of Women Rights and Liberation as despite of them, working shoulder to shoulder with man in all walks of life, Crimes against Women and Gender Inequality are the two menaces which are still destroying the foundation of Peaceful Happy Co-existence in our society (in most Asian countries).

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