- Harekala Hajabba, a fruit seller, has received one of the biggest prizes in India for helping children get an education
- With his very meagre savings from hawking fruits, he was able to set up a school for 28 kids in his village in 2000
- Hajabba saw the need for good education during an encounter that left him in want of how to communicate in the English language
Our Manifesto: This is what YEN.com.gh believes in
An Indian orange seller, Harekala Hajabba, has been rewarded by the government for his effort in helping to educate children in his village.
According to New18, he was given an honorary Padma Shri Award, an honour that is thought of as one of the biggest in the country.
An interesting thing worthy of note is that the fruit seller who comes from a village called Newpadapu around Mangalore has no formal education at all.
The news was first shared by a Twitter user who goes by the name Parveen Kaswan. He said the news about the award reached the fruit seller when he was standing ''in a line on a rotation shop when authorities informed''.
READ ALSO: Beautiful traditional wedding photos drop as Ghanaian couple marry in grand style
Having suffered due to his inability to communicate in the English language, he took it on himself to help children in his village learn the language.
His village was only able to get a school in 2000 after he had scraped together his savings to build one.
With an income of around GHC12 daily, Hajabba did not have much help. His determination to ensure education, however, helped him to set up a school with 28 students.
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh earlier reported that a Nigerian lady on Twitter who goes by the name Amarachi Osuji narrated a moving story of how she dumped medicine for engineering.
Making the academic change did not come easily as she dithered for three years before she gathered the strength for the pivotal step.
The need to switch to engineering started after her first semester in Hungary. She pushed on for five semesters. By that time, the scholarship she was on was dealt a blow by government negligence.
After bouts with depression of “what-comes-after”, she called home and told them about wanting to leave medicine. Her family did not take it lightly as she got many calls from them trying to dissuade her.
In other stories, YEN.com.gh reported that having successfully attained a significant milestone in his life, a young Ghanaian man in an interracial relationship shared cute moments with his ''Chinese queen'' during his graduation ceremony.
Justin Amoafo with Twitter name, @justinamoafo, shared adorable photos of himself with his Chinese girlfriend styled in the finest Ghanaian Kente.
The proud young man who appears to be caught up in a loved-up romance with his girlfriend posted photos showing him in his graduation gown while he hugging his girlfriend in one of the images.
READ ALSO: Proud son takes graduation photo & certificate to his mum after she missed the ceremony
Ghanaian Traders Share Thoughts on Sales During Christmas | #Yencomgh
Enjoyed reading our story? Download YEN's news app on Google Play now and stay up-to-date with major Ghana news!
Your stories and photos are always welcome. Get interactive via our Facebook page.