Udaipur : It was a dream come true for the three girls who had never perhaps thought they could ever fly in a plane. Ranjana Gayari, Pooja Nath and Sapna Kumawat , the brilliant students from Government senior secondary school in Arnod block of Pratapgarh district, who scored above 85 percentage in senior secondary examinations this year received the most wonderful gift they could ask for. The girls, all from the arts faculty, took first flight of their life from Udaipur to Jaipur recently and visited the famous destinations in the capital city. The girls had fun time shopping and site seeing during the two days of the trip.
Seema Meena , the school principal had announced the prize- a flight journey to Jaipur, some two years ago to motivate the girls to score high in board examinations. ” Though our school have been giving 100 percent result in board examinations, i wanted to motivate the girls to score high and hence I had announced that those who score above 85 percentage in 10 and 12 examinations, they would be taken to Jaipur by flight for a pleasure trip. No one scored above 80 percent during last two terms, but I am glad three of the girls did really work hard and passed with flying colours this year” Seema told Udaipur Kiran.
The girls were given a warm send off and welcome not only by their school mates but the entire village. Their joy knew no bounds as the flight took off from Udaipur’s Dabok airport. ” We had never thought we could sit in a plane but thanks to madam who kept her word. We saw Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal, Nahargarh fort and many other places that we had just read about in our books. Our parents are also very happy and say that we have made them proud” Ranjana Gayari , who topped in the Arts stream with the highest 89.80 percentage score in the district told Udaipur Kiran.
The trip expense estimated around 75 thousand rupees was completely borne by the principal. The all girls-government school has a good strength of 329 students, most of whom come from poor and tribal families. Most of the parents are labourers or depend on farming for their livelihood. Arnod, the block which is some 17 kilometers away from the district headquarters is considered a backward area with minimum facilities compared to urban settlements and hence an air trip is a luxury that people in this part of the state can only dream of.