Many a teacher, who has read the autobiography of Helen Keller, would doubtless have drawn inspiration from that beautiful story, for hers is a story that has provoked many a writer, film maker and script-writer to spin a tale from a life that is as awesome as it is stranger than fiction.

The Rajasthan Council of Elementary Education and Azim Premji Foundation initiated a program to ‘identify good educational practices' in Rajasthan. For her determination and initiative, Laksmi Sevadiyan was chosen in the ‘School Management and Leadership’ category.


Sowdan Singh shares with APF’s Devendra Joshi his story – from being illiterate and humiliated as a child to becoming a government school teacher in Bhagwanpura, a remote village in the heart of the Thar Desert.

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