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Visually-challenged woman survives on one meal a day, fights to complete law. You can help her

With no support from her family, who wanted to get her married after high school, every day is a struggle for Shukla

mumbai Updated: May 17, 2017 16:20 IST
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Nikita Shukla is a third-year student at Government Law College.
Nikita Shukla is a third-year student at Government Law College.(Pic courtesy: KETO)

A story of visually impaired Nikita Shukla, a third-year student at Government Law College, who is struggling to live in Mumbai, went viral after the woman was interviewed on a radio channel on Wednesday.

With no support from her family, who wanted to get her married after high school, every day is a struggle for Shukla. At times, she survives on one meal a day, she says.

A fundraiser page, created for Shukla, states: “Broke and without plan, Nikita bought a ticket to Mathura and was about to leave the city, when her friends convinced her to stay back. But how much money can college students contribute? Enough for her to pay her fee little by little. She’s borrowed from friends, sometimes kind professors even. A few small scholarships. But money was not enough to afford the luxury of three meals a day. For 3 years, Nikita has been surviving on only dinner of Rs20. The hostel fee paid in one go gave her 20 free dinners a month, and that’s what she would eat all this while, scoring about 80% in her exams.”

Find the fundraiser here

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