Gangaa 11 May 2020: Amma ji throws white Saree at Ganga. This is the truth of your life. This is the only colour in your life now. It will be your identity till your last breath. No other colour can ever replace it in your life. This is the life of a widow. Prabha, Omkar and Yash look on happily. Sagar requests her not to do this. Ganga and I have tried so hard. She tells him to keep quiet in this matter. We elders will decide. She yet again tells Ganga to change her clothes. Ganga sadly turns to go and change. Madhvi and Niru feel bad. Amma ji tells everyone to make preps for the last day of puja in the Ashram (of Bhagvad Gita).
Ganga wears a white saree and opens her hairs. She recalls how Babu had appreciated her. She takes out her Bappa’s cycle from her bags. All my hard work went down the drain. I won yet I lost! I cannot wear school uniform. Amma ji says I am widow. God has made this rule. But you used to say that everyone is equal in God’s eyes then why this discrimination? I only want to study so no one makes fun of me. What should I do when it is mandatory in school to wear a uniform? I cannot understand a thing. She keeps the cycle near the bag and walks out holding the uniform and shoes. Sagar notices her thus. Yash laughs at Ganga. She got off on the first day itself. How she wanted to study!
Niru is pacing in his study room. Madhvi tells him to be calm and strong. Amma ji is not going to agree. Niru cannot understand why. She knew everything. She should understand the rules of the school. Why can she not see the dreams of that girl? These dharmas have been made by people only. They cna be changed if we make a few changes in them for some people’s sake. I only had encouraged Ganga to study. What will she think of her Babu? Will she trust me now? Ganga asks him why wont she. You haven’t done anything wrong. You are very good. She keeps the clothes on the sofa.
They are of no use to me. Don’t think ever that I wont trust you. Don’t be sad you did so much for me. You spoke to the principal and did every possible thing. He says sorry to her. This is the first time when I am feeling so helpless. Please forgive me. She says there is nothing like that. Amma ji has not said that she wont let me go to school. I will talk to the Principal about this dress. He is sure they wont change the rules for on student. Ganga cannot give up as she wants to study and become like Babu. She runs out. Madhvi tries to stop her but Niru tells her to let her go. We elders have given up but she has not! No one can stop her now.
Amma ji and Prabha are set to leave for the ashram. Ganga runs to another corner. Amma ji asks her on her whereabouts. PRabha adds fuel to the fire. She has created a rift between you and your son. She must be happy. Amma ji gets irked. Come with us to Ashram. You have to do this only for life. The sooner you learn the better. Omkar has got a rickshaw. Madhvi, Prabha and Amma ji go out after Omkar. Maharaj ji gives stuff to Omkar. Omkar tells him to take another rickshaw and come to Ashram with Ganga.
Ganga comes out holding her bag under her saree. We will go as soon as we find another rickshaw. Ganga requests Maharaj ji to let her go for a while. He denies. What will I tell Amma ji? She will surely ask for you. She politely requests him. I know you too want me to study. I will have to do something for it. I will be back soon. Let me try once. He is pensive but gives in. She says my Bappa used to say that you should not accept defeat till the time you have lost completely. Please let me go. He agrees and she runs off after thanking him.
Pulkit is with his friend. His another friend comes there with a scooty. His father has gifted it to him. Pulkit too had wanted it. He knows all its feature.
Maharaj ji hopes that Ganga comes back before Amma ji asks about her. Sudha is uncomfortable with Omkar’s presence. Pishi Ma comforts her. Don’t pay heed to him. Focus on the aarti.
Ganga reaches school. Sagar notices her. What are you doing here? Dadi had told you against it. She replies that Amma ji had told her not to come to school wearing colourful uniform. I will talk to Principal Sir about this attire. Amma ji will also agree if he agrees. Sagar shakes his head as he knows that Principal Sir wont agree to it.
Yash too questions Ganga. Why did you come to school wearing this? She retorts why he is worried. He points out at the kids standing in the punishment line. They haven’t worn the uniform correctly so they have been punished. You came in a white saree. He smirks. He calls out for the teacher who is punishing the kids who aren’t wearing appropriate uniform. He asks her if she studies here. Ganga shows him her result. I have come here to study. He asks her if she will come like this. This isn’t our uniform. No student can enter in the classroom in this style. She asks him if this isn’t good. I too am study. I have cleared the exam. Why cant I? I will come like this only. He takes her to the Principal’s room. Yash is sure Ganga will be scolded now.
Amma ji distributes sarees and rudraksh mala to the ladies. Omkar takes over when Sudha’s turn is coming near. A few of the ladies who know about this incident aren’t comfortable. Amma ji asks Sudha to bring water for her. Omkar too excuses himself. Prabha wonders why he said it to her instead of Amma ji. The ladies recognize Omkar. He is the same man who came there that day. Another lady nods. He was staring nonstop at her and she too was looking at him. It might not be from one side.
Principal tells Ganga that she will have to wear school uniform if she has to come to the school. She still persists. Why cant I study like this? He replies that he cannot change the rules of the school for her. She wonders about the rules everywhere. Amma ji wants me to follow the dharma of a widow and you want me to wear a uniform. What am I supposed to do! She shows her result to him. I did so well in the exam and cleared it. Please let me come. He is helpless as he cannot change the rules for one person. I have to maintain discipline in school as well. I am sorry. Ganga walks outside sadly.
Omkar pins Sudha to the wall. He is unaffected by her threats. He reminds her that she is a woman. People wont believe a woman come what may. Have you met someone like me ever before? I just want to bring some colours in your lonely life. Sudha knows what he wants. You wont be successful in this. He asks her the reason for it. She replies that she cannot let such a disgusting man’s shadow fall on her. You have insulted me enough. People have started gossiping about it. He says people are talking as you are stopping yourself. She reminds him that she is a widow. What you are talking is adharma. You are trying to be sympathetic to me so I kneel down before you. Impossible! I will not keep any relation with a man like you. He says I am just giving you respect. More beautiful women than you are dying to be with me. She retorts that she has already shown him his place in the temple that day. Go away from me. Madhvi hides before he can see her. Omkar walks out angrily. Sudha is in tears. She connects all the incidents from the beginning. Drishti had told me a lot about him. I had no idea he could stoop so low!
Ganga sits outside. There will be a school in Banaras where the kids wear white sarees. I will study in that school only. She asks a tea vendor but he has no idea. He offers her samosas but she points out that she is a widow. I cannot eat fried stuff or anything like that. A girl comes to buy samosas. She is wearing white uniform. Ganga stops her from eating it as she mistakes her for a widow. The girl clears that it is her school uniform. Ganga gets an idea. The clothes are full, a suit! Amma ji wont mind it. The girl sits in the auto and leaves with her friends. Ganga tries to run after them but in vain. Sagar notices her. What are you still doing here? Ganga shares about what she had just seen. Amma ji don’t like it if I wear colourful uniform. She wont stop me if I go to a school wearing white uniform. He likes the idea. You are so smart. They both think how to find out about such a school. She points out that the laptop can help them. It can tell anything. He runs to bring it. They both sit down to find a school where the uniform is white.
The recess gets over but Sagar is still not able to track down any such school. Peon comes to call Sagar. Go to the class. Sagar finally tracks down the school and gives the address to Ganga. It is very far from here though. She doesn’t mind doing anything for studies. It is in Banaras after all. He gives her money to take an auto or something. She takes it as a loan. I will return it to you. He gives up as it is no point saying anything to her.
Ganga reaches the school but is told that the admissions have been closed. She requests the Principal to allow her in the class. I want to study. It is very important for me. I cannot wear colourful uniform. I can study here only. Amma ji wont let me go to any other school. I am a widow. The ladies are taken aback. A few ladies ask her about her marriage and how her husband died so soon. Ganga shows them her result. I will study harder than I did for that bigger school. I will make you proud and it will be good for your school too. Please let me study here. The ladies give in to her request. Get someone from your house so the form can be filled. You will have to arrange for your books and uniform. We will see how much you study. Girls can study here for free till 8th standard. There will be no fees. You can do that much atleast.
Maharaj ji and Ganga return home. he can see that she is very happy. did they agree? She shakes her head. I have to do one thing and then I will get admission. I have made up my mind to study come what may. I will get what I want sooner or later. He is sure it will happen if she is so sure about it.
Raghav ji tells Niru about some file but Niru is lost in thoughts. He is thinking about Ganga. Till when will she have to go through all this? She wins everyone’s hearts with her smile. Why is fate playing a game with her then? She had a different shine in her eyes on the day when I had first seen her. I could see a spirit of living inside her. I told you that she is not a person to give up under any circumstances in life. I had promised myself that I will help her as much as I can and let her chart her own route but I am feeling weak today. I have lost the potential to fulfil my promise. I lost. I couldn’t live up to Ganga’s hopes. I gave her dreams and aim in life. She set out to fulfil it for her Babu but now Amma ji is standing in her way. I am unable to stop her. I feel helpless. Raghav ji tells him not to think like that. You did your best.
People don’t do this much for their own people. Niru denies. I stirred the quiet water. Now she wont sit quietly. It is impossible to stop her now. She has made up her mind to do something and she wont stop now. She has not lost hope yet. I have gained faith from her trust. Hope her dreams, her courage take her to the sky. She gets everything that she deserves. She gets successful in everything. People should look at her proudly and look up to her!
Prabha asks for sherbet from Maharaj ji. Omkar shares that he enjoyed it thoroughly. Such works soothes the heart. Madhvi is irked at his two faced reactions. I wouldn’t have believed him if I had not seen it with my own eyes. I don’t know when Amma ji will realise it! Amma ji asks for Ganga. She comes there holding a bucket in her hand. It is hot water for Amma ji. Soak your feet in it. Amma ji tells her to tie her hair first. Ganga nods. Amma ji is surprised at the change in Ganga’s behaviour. Madhvi decides to ask Ganga what she had seen in the temple that day. I will have to find out all the details first and then only can I do something.
Ganga is tidying Amma ji’s bed when Madhvi comes there. Ganga wants to tell her about the school but Madhvi asks her about the incident in the temple that day. Did you hear what Omkar and Sudha were talking about that day? Ganga dint hear anything. I saw Sudha Bua slapping Amma ji’s SIL hard and pushed him. She looked angry. Why are you asking? Did they have a fight again? Why did Sudha Bua slap Omkar ji? Madhvi has no clue. Niru overhears their convo. He asks her to tell him atleast.
Ganga begins to tell him about her admission but Niru stops her. I want to ask your Bahu ji something first. I will talk to you in a while. He tells Madhvi that he is in his room. She nods.
Ganga is sure everyone will be happy to know that she got herself admitted in a new school. I will just go and tell everyone. She turns to go but was almost about to collide with Amma ji. She wonders what this girl is up to now!
Niru asks Omkar if what he heard was right. Omkar looks at Madhvi. That girl opened her mouth. She dint pay heed to any of my warnings. Niru questions Omkar about his behaviour with Sudha. What is the meaning of what you were saying to her? Omkar replies that at times what you see or hear can be wrong. He acts all emotional. Ganga is a little girl after all. Sudha ji misunderstood me. I was trying to help her but she slapped me. how can I take it calmly? Yet I kept quiet as Sudha ji is a woman. I do respect her which is why I kept quiet. I dint think of stretching the matter. I felt bad though. I was trying to explain her my point. I requested her to not misunderstand me.
I cannot blame her but my own people don’t trust me. You wouldn’t have questioned me. You would have instead spoken to Sudha ji. I love only Sudha. I haven’t looked at any other woman till date. No other woman can take her place in my heart. Suman must be feeling so bad right now. I wont give any explanation. You can ask Sudha ji if you don’t trust me. I can apologise to you. Niru looks at Madhvi. He tells Omkar not to say it. its not about not trusting you or questioning you but I wanted to know the facts right.
I might have made some wrong opinion of you if I wouldn’t have asked you clearly about it. I know how much you love Didi and you wont do anything to harm her. I am lawyer after all. I cannot depend on one sided stories. I cannot ignore things till I get to know both the sides of the stories. I don’t accept truth and lies easily. Try to make sure no one gets such a misunderstanding again. Madhvi leaves followed by Niru.
Outside, Madhvi tells Niru that it is tough for her to trust what Omkar ji said just now. I heard the ladies of the Ashram talking about the incident. The issue is big as what Sudha ji was saying cannot be neglected. Niru nods. Omkar has overheard it. Madhvi doesn’t trust me! Niru heard me yet he gave me a warning too. It is his work to dig deep and look at things from all the angles. I have to be a little more careful.
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