Rajesh Kumar Yadav: He resisted child marriage

Rajesh Kumar Yadav, Harivanshpur Village, Shrawasti

Rajesh Kumar Yadav is pursuing his BSc from Bahraich Degree College and also coaching children to fund his education. There are 5 members in his family- his father, mother, grandfather, grandmother, sister and brother. In his village, both boys and girls are married as children and hence they are unable to complete their education. Rajesh says, “When I was 17 years old, I heard my parents talking about my marriage. I spoke to my grandfather. I told him that child marriage is illegal and would be detrimental to my progress in life. It was not easy but after much persuasion my family members understood.” Rajesh is determined to become a doctor so that he can serve his village community and make his parents proud.


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