Where there is a will, there is a way. We all have often times heard this saying, but really never saw it come true. Today’s story will restore your belief in this saying! Manya Singh, who is the daughter of an auto rickshaw driver in Uttar Pradesh, India was crowned Miss India 2020 runner up! In VLCC Femina Miss India 2020 beauty pageant that was concluded the start of the month of February, we saw Manya being crowned as the Miss India runner-up 2020.
She said, “I’ve spent numerous nights without food and sleep. I’ve spent many afternoons walking for miles on end. My blood, sweat, and tears have amalgamated into courage to pursue my dreams. Being a rickshaw driver’s daughter, I never had the opportunity to attend school as I had to start working in my teens. All the clothes I had were hand-me-downs. I yearned for books, but luck wasn’t in my favour. Eventually, my parents mortgaged whatever little jewellery my mother had to ensure that I paid my exam fees in order to earn a degree. My mother has suffered a lot to provide for me.”
“I somehow managed to complete my studies in the day, became a dishwasher in the evening and worked at a call centre at night. I’ve walked hours to reach places so I could save the rickshaw fare. I am here today at the VLCC Femina Miss India 2020 stage to uplift my father, my mother, and my young brother and to show the world that all is possible if you are committed to yourself and your dreams.”