Bengaluru: A young flower seller here who had become an iconic figure in exhibiting grit and determination has got a laptop to further her studies.
The 15-year-old girl, Banashankari sold flowers at the Adishakti temple in Bengaluru while attending her online classes on phone.
On Tuesday, BBMP (civic body of Bengaluru) commissioner Gaurav Gupta spotted Banashankari and talked to her about her studies. Seeing Banashankari’s determination and sincerity, he presented her with a laptop Wednesday.
A video of Banashankari, who is a Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) student, while selling flowers, had become viral on social media.
After Banashankari received the laptop, she told reporters, “I'm feeling extremely happy that he (Gaurav Gupta) helped me. I want to study well and get a good rank. I want to bring a good name to him and my parents by studying well. On the phone, I wasn’t able to listen well and this laptop will be very helpful. He (Gaurav Gupta) told me to study well and become a good student.”
“Gaurav Gupta presented the laptop to Banashankari at his office in the presence of her mother and encouraged her to study well and make her parents proud,” said a statement by the BBMP. According to the statement, Gaurav Gupta said that Banashankari had a bright future and hard work and spirit will take her places.