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Sangrur girl shuns foreign dreams, picks farming

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Tribune News Service

Sangrur, June 14

At a time when the youth are eager to leave their home country and move abroad in the search of a better future, Amandeep Kaur (21) from Kanoi village decided not to pursue her foreign dreams and instead help her father in farming.

Like others, she also wanted to go abroad and cleared IELTS in 2018. "I had received my offer letter from a Canadian college. But once I went to the farm to help my father, I realised that if I go abroad, he will be alone. So I decided to stay here and help my father," she said. For the last three years, she has been assisting her father in the farm work. She goes to a field in the morning and works hard all day. She is also pursuing a diploma in food processing.

"People in my village have always motivated me to work in the field. When girls can compete with boys in all areas, why not in farming? I request girls to start helping their families in farming," she said.

"Many times when I am busy, she alone handles all the work. I am proud of her," her father Harmilap Singh said. "After seeing Amandeep working in the field, many other families in our area are thinking of allowing their girls to work in farms," her uncle Jagdeep Singh said.

from The Tribune

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