Gangaa 10 May 2020: Omkar has brought sarees with Maharaj ji’s help. Amma ji is amazed to see how much he does for their family. I said I wanted to give sarees to the ladies at the widow ashram and he left to get it. Omkar acts all modest.
I too thought to bring some colors to the life of the widows just like you. Madhvi gets thinking. She recalls seeing Sudha in tears and all shaken up. Prabha is irked that Chaturvedi family spends money so lavishly. Amma ji says one has to donate to get God’s blessings. I have to do all this to make my life worthwhile. Prabha talks about Ganga. She too is a widow.
Ganga just enters inside along with Sagar, Yash and Niru. Madhvi asks her about her exam. Yash instead asks for food. Ganga thinks of Sagar’s words. I gave all the answers that I could remember. I couldn’t write. I would not have been able to give the exam if it wasn’t for Sagar. Babli and Madhvi are glad to know that Sagar helped her whereas everyone else is not glad. Madhvi calls her son smart. Prabha whispers against Ganga in Amma ji’s ears. If this girl clears the exam then she will start going to school. Your planning will flop. Madhvi, Niru and Babli takes the kids to give them food.
Pulkit is talking to someone (his girlfriend probably) in the balcony. Madhvi calls out for him. She asks him who he was talking to. He lies that it was Sunny. He called for some urgent work. Madhvi tells him to sleep as it is late. His phone rings again. He hastily tells the caller that they will talk tomorrow and ends the call.
Ganga comes to Sagar’s room. He asks her if she has some work. She shakes her head. he tells her not to stand over his head like a ghost (wearing a white saree). She says thank you to him for helping her. you helped me in writing the exam. He reminds her of her words. You declined to help. She points out that he only had refused in the first go. I had to give the exam in any case or I would have failed. He replies that she will fail. You made me write all the wrong answers.
You forced me. You wanted to clear the exam honestly. Now we will wait and watch the result. She agrees with him. I checked in my book. A lot many answers were wrong. But I wont fail. He says we will get to know about it tomorrow. We will understand who is right here. Amma ji hides while Ganga walks out of the room. Sagar wrote her exam. He is saying that she wont pass so it must be true. Thank God! I don’t have to worry about anything now. Everyone’s expectations will be met and I will be safe.
Ganga is unable to sleep. Amma ji notices her twisting in bed. Why can’t you sleep? She has no idea. Amma ji knows that she is worried about her result. It will come tomorrow. there is no point staying awake the entire night. It will be good if the morning happens a little late tomorrow. you will get hurt. You made Sagar write all the wrong exams. Why did you sit for the exam when you weren’t prepared? She replies that she gave some right answers. Do you know who Akbar’s Bappa was? Amma ji is not interested but Ganga still tells her the answer.
This is a right answer. Amma ji points out that only one answer is not enough to clear the exam. Think about puja and dharma now. Ganga insists that she will clear the exam. I am ready to bet! Amma ji makes a bet. I know I will win. I overheard you convo with Sagar. Now you will have to do what I want! She asks her what if she wins. Amma ji smiles. Amma ji never loses. Sleep now. Ganga prays to God to make Amma ji lose this time. She too goes to lie down.
Next morning, Prabha is busy eating dry fruits. Amma ji tells her that it heats up the body. Prabha denies. It gives us strength. Amma ji is tensed about Ganga’s result. Prabha wonders what if Ganga clears the exam. Amma ji tells her to use her mouth to chew the dry fruits. Madhvi is looking for Ganga. No one has seen her since morning. Babli tells her that Ganga is in balcony.
Ganga talks to her cycle. Babu has gone to bring my result. Do you think I will pass? Madhvi sits beside her. You were talking to your Bappa? Ganga nods. I am very worried and scared about the result. Madhvi tells her to hug the cycle and listen to her inner voice / Bappa. All your worries will go away. Ganga does it. She sees her Bappa smiling down at her and smiles. Niru calls out for her. Madhvi says everything will be fine. Go downstairs. Ganga leaves. Everyone in the house is tensed.
Prabha asks about the result. Niru instead asks her to say what it could be. It seems like you are the most worried person here. Niru calls out for Ganga a little louder. She walks closer. Don’t you want to know the result? You must be thinking whether you cleared your exam or not? She straight away apologizes to him. Sagar was right. I gave a lot of wrong answers. I know I have failed in the exam. I said that I will become like you but I could not. Please forgive me Babu. I have hurt you. He tells her to let him say something.
I had told you never to get sad. He sits down on the stairs before her. The day I saw you I understood that this girl will never take a wrong path come what may. The path can be tough but no one can stop her way. You have proved it today that I was right. You have cleared the exam! Everyone is happy except Amma ji, Prabha and Omkar. Ganga is thrilled. Are you joking? Niru denies. You don’t have to be scared anymore that you have hurt or upset me. You have given me the biggest happiness. You have scored 52% which is great! Prabha tells Amma ji that their fears have come true. Amma ji signals her to be quiet.
Niru wipes Ganga’s tears. It is a happy moment. He gives her the result. She straight away runs to give Amma ji a hug. I cleared the exam and won the bet too. You lost. Madhvi too gives her a warm hug. Babli too congratulates her. Niru asks for sweet. Maharaj ji was sure that Ganga will pass her exam. She hugs him too. He blesses her. She makes Niru eat a piece of sweet. He gives it to her too. She asks for Sagar. She runs out to give him the good news. Maharaj ji offers sweets to Amma ji but she stands there tight lipped.
Sagar is playing with his friends. Ganga calls out for him. He is ecstatic to know that she passed the exam while Yash is unhappy. Ganga confidently says that she too will study in their school now. I will talk in such fluent English that you will be surprised. She talks in broken language and all the kids laugh at her. Yash mocks her and then corrects her. Sagar stands there all quiet.
Ganga asks him if he isn’t happy after hearing about her result. I have really cleared my exam. Question your friends why they are making fun of me. I am not stupid. I don’t know its meaning but it will be surely wrong if you (Yash) have said it. She again wants Sagar to tell everyone that she too will study in a big school. Sagar recalls putting her in the cupboard when his friends had come to his place last time. The kids yet again taunt her again. She sadly turns to go when she hears someone clapping. It is Sagar. She confirms with him if that clap was for her or for himself after hitting a 4 in the match. He replies that he clapped for her. She smiles broadly. You proved yourself right. Congratulations! He eats the sweet from her hand. Ganga thanks him. Yash fumes in a corner.
Madhvi and Niru tell Ganga to get ready. We have to go to market to shop for you (new bag, notebooks, uniform). Ganga smiles imagining herself wearing the school uniform. She gets super excited that she will get new stuff and go to school from tomorrow itself. She tells it to Sagar when he comes there. She goes to get ready. Niru talks to Sagar. Ganga is really happy. no doubt she has worked really hard for it but you too have a hand in her achievement. I am really proud of you. Sagar is happy to know that Ganga will be going to school from tomorrow.
Ganga is making her braid as she looks at her bag and books. She smiles seeing her Bappa. He loves the uniform. You will look like a princess in them. it is all because of your hard work. It proves that one can even touch the sky if he makes up his mind at something. He kisses her on her forehead. You are really lucky and intelligent. There are many parents in the world who send their kids to school forcefully while there are many who are unable to do so. They don’t know the importance of studies. They don’t know that its all darkness in life if you aren’t educated. I am very happy for my daughter who studied hard to make an identity for herself. You are going to study in such a big school. She is scared though. He tells her that he is always with her. She shouldn’t be scared. He gives her a hug.
Sagar gets ready for school. Ganga tells her Bappa that she misses him a lot. He replies that he too misses her. But you have got Babu and Bahu ji in my place. They take so much care of you and love you so much. Sagar and Madhvi talk about Ganga. Ganga’s Bappa is surprised to see so many books. He arranges them for her. She shares that she is a little worried if she will be able to live up to her word. He is sure it will happen if she puts her heart to it. What you will think of can always happen! Take everyone’s blessings before leaving for school. He disappears by the time she thinks of seeking his blessings. She kisses the cycle and hugs it. I know you are with me. Bappa had told me to seek everyone’s blessings!
Niru asks for his file from Madhvi. Ganga comes there just then wearing her uniform. Madhvi and Niru look on sweetly. They compliment her as she is looking very good. People will recognize you from far only. She says that she has come to seek their blessings. You are like my parents for me. She bends down to touch their feet but they stop her. Girls don’t touch feet. Ganga insists but they anyways bless her for a good and bright future. You have a right on every happiness and you will get it. You have taken the first step. Your destination is in front of you. Madhvi adds that they will always pray that she becomes successful.
Amma ji greets Omkar. She calls out for Ganga as she needs her medicine. Maharaj ji brings it. Omkar asks for Ganga. Prabha asks for breakfast so Maharaj ji leaves. Yash comes downstairs all set to go to school. Prabha compliments him. Amma ji asks for Madhvi, Niru and everyone else. Sagar too shows his new uniform to everyone. Amma ji is all happy to see him thus. It is your first day in the new class. She showers him with love and blessings. Prabha too enacts like her. Everyone smiles seeing it. Madhvi and Niru come there as well. Madhvi says that they were talking to Ganga. Amma ji is curious about Ganga’s whereabouts. Niru calls out for Ganga. Amma ji, Prabha and Omkar are aghast too see her dressed wearing a school uniform. Amma ji wants to know why she is wearing a school dress. She questions Niru once again. This red frock and shoes! Niru reasons that Ganga will have to wear school uniform like all the other kids as she too will join school from today. Babli compliments Ganga. Amma ji is shocked and angry. Madhvi tells her to come for the breakfast but Amma ji tells them to stop.
Amma ji says you all have lost your mind. Have you forgotten she is a widow? Yes we had spoken and I had agreed but she cannot go to school in this avatar. Niru says we will have to abide by the school rules.
You agreed for the exam. You knew she will have to wear the uniform. Amma ji cannot go against the societal norms. She is insulting our dharmas and scriptures by wearing such clothes. Niru talks about rules at school. They don’t listen to Dharma. Amma ji asks them how they will feel if she wears colourful clothes and roams in the market like that.
Ganga cannot go to school in these clothes. I melted down for you people and for you two! I cannot let this happen. This girl has committed a sin. I will have to keep tough fasts to rectify her mistake. Madhvi tries to say something but Amma ji cuts her off. You may like these new rules but I wont let anything like this happen in my house till I am alive. I wont let my years’ long tapasya go do in drain. She goes inside and comes back holding a white saree in her hand.
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