Sangeeta Dey from Kolkata, who is currently in her 40s, is taking a journalism and mass communications course along with her younger daughter Saheli Dey from Maharaja Manindra Chandra College. The mother-daughter duo even gave their 12th examination together where they scored 438 and 397 out of 500 respectively. Sangeeta was unable to complete her education initially because she got married at an early age in 1996. She then became a mother two brilliant daughters. They were the ones who provided their mother with some much-needed encouragement to complete her education.
Sangeeta, too, longed to educate herself. She initially wanted to become a nurse and applied to train for it. However, since she had not completed her Madhyamik – 12th exam in the state of West Bengal – she was rejected. Therefore, after admitting her younger daughter to a higher secondary school, she herself got an admission in Nandan Nagar Adarsha Uchha Balika Vidyalaya. She spoke to its principal and explained her situation and so, the principal gave assented to giving her an admission.
A task inconvenienced her greatly was that of wearing uniforms. Being well into adulthood, she felt awkward going to school in children’s uniforms. She wore saris to and from the school and changed in and out of her uniform in the school bathroom. Despite all the challenges, she was determined to complete her education, an option that she did not have before. Now, with the support of her two daughters, she is working hard to pursue her dream. Brainfeed salutes the efforts of Sangeeta Dey and wishes her all the success in the world.