By Digital Empowerment Foundation
Published on: June 15, 2023
The story of Anamika Urao from Alipur Duar, West Bengal, highlights the challenges faced by individuals in remote areas and the impact of efforts to bring about positive change.
Anamika’s life took a difficult turn when she lost her father at a young age, and her mother had to leave her job as a tea laborer, plunging them into financial hardship. Despite the opportunity for Anamika to work as a tea laborer herself, she faced a major obstacle—she did not possess an Aadhaar card, a crucial identification document in India.
Anamika’s applications for an Aadhaar card to the tea garden authorities went unanswered, prolonging her unemployment. However, the situation changed when a free Aadhaar card camp was organized at the SoochnaPreneur Center of Olivia Birla in Gopalpur tea garden.
Thanks to the efforts of Olivia, a SoochnaPrenuer from Gopalpur, Anamika’s Aadhaar card was finally made. This opened up new opportunities for her, and she was able to join work at the tea garden, bringing her much-needed employment and a source of income.
Anamika expressed her gratitude to Olivia and the organizations for providing her with the opportunity to obtain an Aadhaar card easily and find employment. Previously, she lacked the means to travel to distant locations or incur expenses to create an Aadhaar card. The free Aadhaar card camp bridged this gap, empowering individuals like Anamika with the necessary identification to access various government services and opportunities.
The story of Anamika Urao serves as a reminder of the challenges faced by marginalized communities and the importance of bridging the gaps by providing access to essential services.