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Odisha: Engineering girl turns MGNREGA wager to pay college dues; actress Rani Panda assures help

25/01/2021 at 9:10 AM

Pipili, Jan 25: Instead of putting her civil engineering skills to work, one Rosy Behera of Pipili area in Puri district carries mounds of earth on her head as a daily wager under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) to pay her pending dues in Odisha.

According to reports, Rosy Behera had completed her diploma studies in Civil Engineering at a private school in Khordha district. However, she opted for working under the MGNREGA to pay the pending course fee to get the certificate.

The girl along with her grandfather and other family members is working under MGNREGA to pay the college dues of Rs 25,000.

“I could not find other options for earning money. I started working as a daily wager under the MGNREGS along with my parents, sisters and grandfather,” she said.

After the news broke in the media, actress Rani Panda expressed her desire to help the girl. ” I will help the engineering student, if I get her bank details,” Rani said in a video message.

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