Krishna Baiga, a Class 7 student currently studies in the Shri Giridhari Lal Seth & Dr AB Seth AIM for Seva Chatralayam for Boys, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.
A bright lad, Krishna joined our Chatralayam in 2014 when he was in Class 2. He is eldest of 6 children and his father is a migrant labourer. When he entered our hostel, Krishna knew neither to read nor write.
Krishna’s role model is famed mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujam who has been hailed as an all-time great mathematician and has left behind 4,000 original theorems, despite his lack of formal education and a short life-span.
Krishna’s father had studied till Class 8; his mother has not been keeping good health for quite some time now. At home, Krishna had to juggle between various chores like cooking, house work and looking after his younger siblings.
Initially, when Krishna joined the Lucknow Chatralayam, he was a little frightened. However, he slowly picked up courage and learnt the alphabets and began to read and write. He decided to focus on studies as he knew that education was his only passport to success.
“He enjoys his daily routine – studying, chanting slokas, playing with friends and reading books in the library. By the time Krishna reached Class 4, he carved out an identity for himself in school. Besides, Krishna started taking an interest in drawing and gardening,” Swamini Tattvajnanananda Saraswati ji, the coordinator of the Lucknow Chatralayam said.
Krishna loves the nutritious meals and variety of items served at our Chatralayam every day. He says that AIM for Seva has provided him with an opportunity for personal growth and he can see positive changes in his personality. Krishna wants to become a teacher when he grows up.