Twins get medical seats, but no money to pay fees
Twin sisters, R.A.Athya and A.Aarthi, have got medical seats in leading government colleges in Tamil Nadu. But there is no celebration in their impoverished house at Erumapatti in Namakkal district. Instead, her parents, who are poor daily wage labourers, are in tears. For, they have no money to pay the tuition fees for their daughters’ education.
“I have paid the admission fees of Rs 17,000 for my daughters’ medical studies. But I don’t have the money to pay their tuition fee and hostel fee,” sobs the father, 50-year-old R.Arumugam, who works as a daily wage labourer at a workshop. The girls’ mother is an agricultural labourer. The parents have to pay a minimum of Rs 1 lakh each towards the tuition and hostel fee of their twin daughters. While Athya scored 1127 out of 1200 in the Plus Two exam, with a cut off of 193, Aarthi outscored her twin sister with 1152 marks and a cut off of 196.
Aarthi got admission to Stanley medical college and Athya got a seat in Omandurar medical college in Chennai. Those who wish to help the twins can call 9626167018.
dinathanthi newspaper 15/07/2016 : http://www.dinathanthiepaper.in/firstpage.aspx