Girl Stars - Premlata the Accountant
Uploaded on Feb 27, 2008

Premlata Verma is an accountant in the office of the Superintendent of Police in Jhabua, Madhya Pradesh. Premlata is the supervisor of her section and oversees the work of four people -- though she is the youngest employee in her section. Premlata's grandmother raised her and her sister when they were young, because her grandfather did not want the girls to stay in school.

The "Girl Stars" project includes this series of films documenting the stories of girls from the most disadvantaged communities across five northern states of India who, through attaining education, have managed to break the shackles of socio-economic constraints and make successful, self-sufficient lives for themselves. These young women have become role models in their communities and beyond, inspiring girls to go to school and continue their education.

 

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