Ganga Devi – The hero of Nand Ghar at Badka

Anganwadi Worker

Nand Ghar is transforming the scenario engulfing rural areas across India, but the most tangible positive effect has been brought by Nand Ghar at Badka.

In Sutharon Ki Dhani under the guidance of Ganga Devi, who single-handedly ensured the development of the community from a small room in her home where the Anganwadi was run from.

It was in 2013 that Nand Ghar was established in this Dhani and since then the number of children attending school exceeded remarkably.

“The attendance of children attending classes has tripled since Nand Ghar came up in the village,” says Ganga Devi who applauds the partnership between the government and Vedanta for their effort in sprouting a bud of hope in their lives.

Ganga, unlike most of the Anganwadi workers in Barmer has had a privileged background. Her father worked for the local electricity board and out of two of her brothers, one works in a bank and the other is pursuing his B Sc. while working as a teacher in a private school. After seven years of marriage, Ganga is now finally pursuing her dream of completing her MA. Yet in her family, her elder sister somehow found herself out of school after passing her 5th standard.

It is to be duly mentioned that educating and empowering girls still remains a treacherous path to be covered. But Nand Ghar is on it and aims to see a tomorrow where there is no division between the rural and urban India and together we move towards a more developed nation.