Agra, June 1: Highlighting the sorry state of education in the country, a mother offered to sell her kidney to pay for her children’s education in Uttar Pradesh’s Rohta region in Agra. Also Read - Married 10 times, 52-year-old Man in UP's Bareilly Murdered For Property
With the help of a social organisation, Aarti Sharma uploaded a letter on social media offering her kidney to anyone who needs it across the country. Also Read - Uttar Pradesh: Section 144 Imposed in Noida Till Jan 31; Protests, Private Drones Restricted
Aarti’s four children (three daughters, one son) were studying in a CBSE school, but things turned sour when they were unable to pay the school fees, in return of which the administration showed her children the exit door. Also Read - Domestic Flights: IndiGo to Start Services to Agra From Bengaluru, Bhopal From March 28
Aarti’s husband was into the business of readymade clothes but saw a downfall post demonetisation.
Financially hit, the family was unable to pay the school fees and thus the trouble began. The helpless mother approached the local authorities for help, who in response allegedly taunted her saying, “One should make their children study according to their status.”
Aarti also met Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath who assured her of help but nothing has been done till now.
“People chant slogan ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’, but in real sense nobody wants to do anything about it. All are corrupt and they do this only to get votes,” Aarti said.
Aarti’s daughters aspire to become Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers.