Early marriage and their disadvantages, well that is what Chandrakala is all about.
Chandrakala wanted to study but then destiny had other plans for her.
Her to be in-laws came in to ask her hand and lured Chandrakala parents into marrying him. She was notallowed to meet her to be husband and her in-laws painted a very rosy picture for her husband.
She got married at the early age of sixteen. Chandrakala’s husband was mentally unstable and was into drugs.
Within fifteen days of her marriage, she saw the their true colours and there was nothing left in the house. Either it mortgage, sold or taken away.
To add to all this she got pregnant and gave birth to a baby boy.
Her husband did not earn a penny and was mentally unstable, but Chandrakala took it all in her stride and bore it for as long as she could.
Life was not easy for Chandrakala but she was ready to fight it out and one fine day when she could not take it, Chandrakala walked out with her son.
Her first job gave her Rs. 800 in the year 1997 / 98. Her house rent was Rs, 250 and all she had was Rs.550/- to run the house and take care of her son. Life was not easy for Chandrakala who did not give up went on to fight a battle of life and won it too.
She never got support from her family members but her friends helped her boost her moral.
Chandrakala however had no choice but to work, as that was the only way to be. She finally got a job but then her son was only four months old and their prerequisite was that she should not have a baby.
Chandrakala lied to the authorities and took up the job as she had no other way out. She then picked up her son in her arms and was out there in the field to work.
Today its been fourteen years that she has been attached to Ekal Nari Shakti Sangathan and a very active member.
We salute Chandrakala as our Stree Shakti.
She is an epitome of power, she is the epitome of motherhood and she is the epitome of being a woman.
She fought for her self esteem, fought with her family and fought with the entire society and made a life not only for herself but also for her kids.
Kamal, a mother of three sons at a very early age, was left by her husband, who did nothing else but beat her up day in and day out post he was drunk.
Kamal after being abandoned by her husband, did odd jobs, from working in a bhatti to knitting sweaters to working as a mason she did all that she could for her kids.
Her estranged husband came back to her and she once again accept him and life went on to take another turn when because of him she suffered huge losses and then subsequently passed away. This did not dampen her zeal and she once again collected herself and started to do all that she could.
At her eldest sons wedding she was called apshaguni and was not allowed to take part in the functions but she fought from everyone and saw to it that she as there at all the functions. Such is her courage.
Today she has everything, the only regret that she has is that her son (second) committed suicide at the age of sixteen.
Deep down she feels that because she could not spend time with her second son or could not fathom the fact that was he we going through, her son took this step.
Today, her eldest son is married and her youngest son is a graduate and is now an owner of a chemist shop.
She is working for Ekal Naari Shakti Sangathan that primarily works for abandoned women, widowed women, single mothers and many more. She motivates them to lead a respectful life and tries to make them self-reliant