My mother is from Kolkata, and was brought by force by someone into working in the red-light area. She got married and gave birth to me. She continued working in the red-light district after my birth. My father has left her and is now staying separately.
I was in Karnataka living with my grandparents. Due to COVID 19, my grandparents refused to take responsibility for me, so they sent me back to my mother, who is still working and living in the red-light area. It is not safe for me to live red-light area as I am exposed to various risks, like trafficking or other forms of abuse. My mother was concerned about my safety.
My mother approached Sahaara's field staff to enroll me in the boy's home for an education and a safe life. My dream is to serve the country by becoming a military officer.