Parbati comes from a very remote village where she was living in a miserable situation. Her father had been a fisherman (Majhi, her last name, means fisherman) and died in an accident while fishing in a river. Her mother remarried sometime later and her brothers left the village to find work. Parbati went to live with her uncles, who were also fisherman. They were poor and had little money to support Parbati. She was neglected, did not go to school, and slept by a fire at night because she did not have enough clothing to keep warm. Eventually a neighbour, who worked for a social organization called INSEC, took notice of young Parbati’s difficulties and recommended to Namaste Children’s House to support her.
Parbati is a very shy but very talented and hardworking girl who is a role model for younger children at the orphanage. She is now doing her 10+2 study with the support of IBSH. She is also preparing to start University as soon as she passes her final exam.