Parents can do anything to see their children happy. From sacrificing their own comfort to saving each penny for fulfilling their dreams, parents leave no stone unturned to give their children everything that they didn’t get.
GMB Akash, a photographer by profession, uploaded a father’s heart-melting story on Facebook. Since its upload, the story has managed to strike a chord with thousands of people.
The post talks about the multitude of challenges the father had to go through in order to realize his dream of seeing all his daughters educated. The father, who worked as a cleaner, had always chosen to stay mum when asked about his job. He never wanted his daughters to face the same humiliation he went through. In fact, there had been a time when he felt completely helpless as he couldn’t arrange for his daughter’s college fees. He somehow managed the funds when some of his co-workers offered him monetary help.
Read the post here:
“I never told my children what was my job. I never wanted them to feel shame because of me. When my youngest daughter asked me what I did, I used to tell her hesitantly, I was a labourer. Before I went to home, I used to take bath in public toilet so they did not get any hint of the work I was doing. I wanted to send my daughters to school, to educate them. I wanted them to stand with dignity in front of people. I never wanted anyone look down at them like everyone looked down at me. People always humiliated me. I invested every penny of my earning for my daughters’ education. I never bought a new shirt, used the money instead for buying books for them. Respect, which is all I wanted them to earn for me. I was a cleaner.”
The day before the last date of my daughter’s college admission, I could not manage to get her admission fees. I could not work that day. I was sitting beside the rubbish, was trying hard to hide my tears. I was unable to work that day. All my coworkers were looking at me but no one came to speak. I was failed, heartbroken and I had no idea how to face my daughter who would ask me about the admission fees once I was back home. I am born poor. Nothing good can happen with a poor person that was my belief. After work, all cleaners came to me, sat beside and asked if I considered them as brothers. Before I could answer, they handed their one day income in my hand. When I was refusing everyone, they confronted by saying, ‘We will starve today if needed but our daughter has to go to college.’ I cannot reply them. That day I did not take shower. That day I went to house like a cleaner. My daughter is going to finish her University very soon. Three of them do not let me work anymore. She has a part-time job and three of them do tuition. But often she took me to my working place. Fed all my coworkers along with me. They will laugh and ask her why she fed them so often. My daughter told them, ‘All of you starved for me that day so I can become what I am today, pray for me that I can feed you all, every day.‘ Now a days I do not feel, I am a poor man. Whoever has such children, how he can be poor.
Besides supporting their father, the three daughters are helping a lot of people around. The family is the quintessential example of why sheer hardwork, determination and right intentions are what is required to carve out one’s destiny.
SheThePeople.Tv congratulates the family for coming a long way and becoming a source of inspiration for so many people across the country.
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Charvi Is An Intern With SheThePeople.TV