Shakti Singh said he lives rented in Sector 22 with his 4 siblings. The father does odd jobs related to the construction of buildings. From the start of confinement in 2020, his father’s activity came to a complete halt. All borrowed money remained blocked. There was a problem of same dal and roti in the house. Her father took the family to his village in eastern UP. Somehow the family made a living by staying there. Shakti said he initially didn’t have a cell phone for several months. Sometimes they tried to take online courses by asking for someone’s cell phone.
There was also the problem, one was that the signal did not arrive properly and there was no money to top up the mobile data. Because of this, for about a year, his online education was also minimal. However, he continued his autodidact. He used to sit down to study at the start of the school year and study by setting a daily goal. There he had no money for school fees and there was no one to teach.