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Sandhya Sahani, a 15-year-old student who rows a boat everyday to reach school.

Sandhya Sahani, a fifteen-year-old girl from Gorakhpur, rows a boat to reach school everyday. She is in 11th standard, and the name of her school is Ayodhya Das Girls Inter College which is situated in the Brahmapur region of Gorakhpur.

The reason why Sahani has to row a boat to reach school is because recently an enormous flood hit Gorakhpur, a city in Uttar Pradesh. Therefore, because of water-logging, she had to take this extreme step.


We must note that water-logging is not the only problem in this situation. As we know, the pandemic affected many things, but one of the most significant sector was that of education.

Because of the pandemic, the process of imparting education became completely virtual, and as many students cannot afford smartphones and internet connection, they had to reach their school to gain education physically.

Hence, Sahani had to take this strong step of rowing a boat amidst water-logging in order to learn and secure her future.

In a conversation with a news agency, Sahani said that she couldn't take classes online because she couldn't afford a smartphone. And when the school reopened, flood hit the area where her home is situated. For this reason, she decided to make use of a boat to reach school.

Seeing Sahani's determination, dedication, and hard work, many acclaimed politicians are praising her by adding her photos if rowing a boat on Twitter.

Moreover, in a conversation with a news agency, Sahani appealed to the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh,Yogi Adityanath, to get an embankment constructed in her area as every time flood season comes, water enters many houses, and most of the families are forced to live on their terraces.

Keywords: Sahani, Flooding, Education, Uttar Pradesh


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