Never say Never
It is not often that you hear about a watchman’s daughter making it to IIT. But Bannoth Vennela, our very own KARV student has made us all proud by making it to IIT Indore last year through sheer grit and hard work.
The eldest daughter of a watchman, the family moved from Kesamudram town in Warangal district to Hyderabad when Vennela was in grade IV. It was not easy and soon her mother had to work in homes to supplement the income and Vennela grew up acutely aware of the family’s financial constraints.
Bannoth Vennela, our very own KARV student has made us all proud by making it to IIT Indore last year through sheer grit and hard work
She considered herself lucky to have got admission in KARV where the teachers took pain to ensure she was learning and coping up with the class. Within a few months, she reciprocated by becoming one of the most diligent students and passed her Grade 10 in 2018 with a 9.8 GPA. This made her eligible for DRF’s merit scholarships and she received an all-expense paid scholarship for her two-year Secondary education.
Vennela did not disappoint her parents or her school for she secured 987/1000 for the Intermediate Board and was ready to take on the next challenge – to qualify for the IIT.
In 2020 she made it to IIT Indore and is currently pursuing B.Tech in metallurgical and material science. Vennela says, “My mother is my inspiration and she motivated me to get a distinction in my Xth & Intermediate exams. There has been no day when she did not get up early for work so that she could feed us and pay for our school expenses. Watching her plod through each day drove me to pledge to myself to study well and graduate from some reputed institution so that my mother’s hard work would not go to waste. I hope I will be able to provide for her soon.”