Story of a brave girl of Shilaidaha, Kushtia
Title: Story of a brave girl of Shilaidaha, Kushtia
Toma Khatun is a student of fifth grade at Khorshedpur Government Primary School, Shilaidaha, Kushtia. Her parents took decision and preparation for her marriage at this early age. But Toma showed bravery and strongly refused to get married. She convinced her parents and requested them to spend their money on her studies and not in marriage. Toma wants to be a doctor or police and serve the country. Toma is an idol to many girls who are being suppressed for child marriage. Story prepared by Ruma Akter, DrikNEWS Correspondent, Kushtia, November 2014.