Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar has come to the aid of 19-year-old Dipti Vishvasrao, a resident of Zarye village in Ratnagiri district, who is now on a path of becoming the first lady doctor from her village.
Dipti a brilliant student had always dreamt of becoming a doctor, but achieving her goal was never too easy. During the lockdown, she had to travel a kilometer every day so she could get a network connection to continue her studies online since her village was remotely located.
Her hard work paid off as Dipti performed exceptionally well in her board examinations, and also successfully cleared the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), secured admission to the Government Medical College at Akola.
However financial constraints were preventing Dipti from pursuing her dreams as even after securing admission to the medical college, she was unable to afford the fees and other expenses. Even with the help of her relatives who contributed to the fees, she was short of funds for the hostel and other expenses.
Just when she was losing hope, Tendulkar came to the rescue. His foundation, in association with the Seva Sahyog Foundation (SSF) ensured that Dipti keeps pursuing her dreams and become the first girl from her village to become a doctor.
In a video message from SSF’s Twitter handle has Dipti said “I am thankful to Sachin Tendulkar Foundation for awarding me the scholarship. The scholarship has lightened all my financial burden which allows me to focus more on my studies. My lifelong dream of becoming a doctor is now moving forward and is becoming reality at Government medical college Akola. I promise I will work hard and one day I will be able to help other brilliant students for fulfilling their dreams just as Sachin Tendulkar Foundation helped (me).” Dipti is just one of the several beneficiaries of the partnership between Sachin Tendulkar through his foundation and Vidyarthi Vikas Yojna (VVY) a project of the SSF that works towards providing financial support to students from the underprivileged section of society to pursue higher education.