This little girl has lot to say on love & care of parents

Avneet Kaur

Jalandhar, January 24

The district administration at the Rashtriya Balika Diwas (National Girl Child Day) function at KMV College has honoured 14-year-old, Simran Kaur, who won second prize in the national-level debate competition. The competition was organised by the National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development (NIPCCD) last month in New Delhi.

“There are many reasons for us to love our parents, but I think the most important of all is that there is no one on earth who can love and care as unconditionally as parents,” said Simran. She had never seen her mother and lost her father when she was just six-years old.

Simran with a heavy heart said it’s difficult to live without parents. “Presence of both or even one of them in life is a blessing and those who disrespect or abandon their parents must understand their importance,” she said, adding that her father would have been proud of her for receiving the honour.

Having a flare for debates since childhood, Simran said: “I have been participating in debates and anchoring since long. I have won many competitions at the school level and I never miss an opportunity to be on the stage. Moreover, I thoroughly enjoy questioning my opponents and enter into a healthy debate with them.”

The multi-talented girl is equally interested in badminton, painting and recitations. She has been a winner of inter-house school debate competition and state-level competitions and has fiercely spoken on the issues of drug abuse, fundamental rights and duties and mother’s love.

Narrating her journey, Simran said: “My father, Purshottam Kumar, who was a carpenter by profession died in an accident in 2012. I don’t know about my mother as she died when I was born. My life changed after my father’s death and I

was sent to my uncle-aunt’s house and I lived with them. But as they were unable to bear the expenses of my studies and other needs, I was thus sent to Gandhi Vanita Ashram in 2016 and am living there happily,” she said.

“I love studies; I love to keep my opinion and view points forth. In my journey, Sukhjeet Kaur, who works here in the ashram, has been a constant support. She loves and cares for me like a mother, I am very thankful to her and give credit of my achievement to her,” said Simran adding that she aspires to be a successful person and wants to join banking sector.

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