Watch: From the ashes, he rose like a phoenix
Thimappa and his family had gone to their hometown in May and when they returned, they saw that their hutment had been set ablaze by miscreants.
Along with his books, the family also lost all their belongings in the fire that gutted several huts in the area.
I thought all is over for me as it is not easy to prepare for SSLC exam without books. But, I scored 59 per cent
“I thought all is over since it is not easy to prepare for the
August 12 will remain a memorable day for Thimmappa. He was felicitated by Karnataka Child Rights Commission Chairman
“I am happy to be felicitated by Dr Antony Sebastian who helped to get textbooks for me,” he said.
He has been working as a construction worker during the vacation. His parents and brother also work as labourers. “I am confident of becoming an army officer. It is my ambition and dream,’’ he said.
Appreciating Thimmappa, Vinod Kumar of Good Quest Foundation described it as a great feat. “Preparing for SSLC exams without having books and scoring good marks is a tremendous achievement. I want to wish Thimmappa a bright future. We have supplied ration kits to the guest workers during the lockdown,’’ said Vinod Kumar.
When contacted, Dr Sebastian, said that he would help Thimmappa to pursue higher studies. “There is no provision in the Karnataka Child Rights Commission to extend financial assistance to kids, but I will request my well-wishers and friends to support him to pursue higher education,’’ said Sebastian.
Bangalore Mirror had published a story – Guest workers come back to homes reduced to ashes – on May 25.