Against All Odds – The Story of Babita
Babita, a Junior Software Engineer, at CARE Corporate is the daughter of Ms Kanta Bai, an ayamma in the same office. Her father works as a painter. It has been a long struggle for Babita who was educated in the Telugu medium, as compared to her brother who studied in an English medium private school. She suffered from typhoid and jaundice after completing her 10th standard and, hence, could not attend classes for a year.
However, the struggle continued and, despite her health problems, she completed her Intermediate course in first class. For her engineering degree, she had to decline admissions in the first college of her choice due to the constraints of travelling over a long distance. The second college at Abids was more accessible. After completing her engineering degree with a scholarship, she made efforts to learn web designing.
A chance conversation of Ms Kanta Bai with Mr K Haragopal Krishna, Chief of Commercials resulted in Babita being taken in as a trainee with CARE HID and was later confirmed as a regular employee in December 2016.
Kanta Bai is immensely proud of her daughter’s achievement. Babita says her mother struggled hard to get her to this stage and feels it is now time her mother retires. But Ms Kanta Bai continues to work.
At the New Year cake cutting ceremony at the Corporate office, a photograph of the ayammas was being taken and Ms Kanta Bai was in the group. On seeing her mother, Babita immediately rushed to her side to adjust her sari and affectionately asked her to smile for the photograph! When asked to pose for a photograph with her mother, Babita’s happiness was only too evident!!