My name is Meena Bhati.
I am recognized as Educate Girls’ oldest employee.
I was born into a Rajput family living in the Chanud Village of Pali district in Rajasthan, India. The Rajput community does not believe in educating a girl child. Many families there do not even wish to bring a girl into this world because she is seen as a liability. I was lucky that my parents sent me to school, but only until class 10. I pleaded to be allowed to continue my education but I was told to pay attention to household chores and prepare myself for marriage instead.
I stayed home looking after the house and my siblings, and eventually I was married.
Luckily, life had another chance waiting for me in the form of my husband. He was a teacher himself, and therefore understood…
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