- Posted December 22, 2013 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Tell us the Good Stuff!
in such a scenario here is the profile of the girl:
HYDERABAD: She not only defied societal norms but dared to walk out of her marriage. And she did all this to pursue her schooling. The grit and determination showed by 15-year-old Chanigalla Susheela, a Dalit girl, in fighting the practice of child marriage and in seeking annulment of her wedding earned her a National Bravery award, which was presented by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in New Delhi on Tuesday.
Ignoring her pleas, she was given in marriage to 22-year-old Narasimha from Prodattur in 2004. Then began her travails with her in-laws who were allegedly harassing her for dowry and forcing her to do farm work. Inspired by an educative campaign by M V Foundation, Susheela made it clear to her husband and in-laws that she preferred studies to marriage. She later returned home and lodged a complaint with the police.
How many will do that even in 21st century without support of the parents? She faught all aone.