Sunday 31th March Update on Gangaa
As ganga sits dazed, all discuss as to how wrong it all is, and think of various options, from changing college, to doing correspondence. finally they are shut up by raahat ma, who asks ganga what she wants. ganga is stunned and thinks that she knows whats to be done.
Raahat maa and her family comes in ganga’s support, and raise slogans and protests, and assure ganga that they shall not let injustice happen to her. her friends too stand up for her, as they start generating mass support.a huge gathering follows. the principal is told about this, who comes out and asks whats going on. all get tensed. she orders them to go to their classes, but they dont budge. she says that she shall call
management meeting, to suspend them all, while they get tensed. ganga is tensed for them too. By the evening, the protest continues for ganga’s suuport. even by the next morning, ganga gives media bytes to the journalists. Then ganga is called in by the peone. raahat gets tensed. she tells ganga that she shall go too. the peon denies. ganga is confident and goes in.
Prabha caters to ammaji, as sagar and his father returns from the award ceremony. all are happy. ammaji is happy and does the puja to welcome him in the house. rudra watches this too. she asks others to follow suit too. he also adds that the family is behind this achievement and the award belongs to them. while they are about to get going for dinner, sagar’s father gets a new case on the phone, and he says that he shall go for the new case. sagar and madhvi nudge rudra, who smiles too.
The next morning, ammaji finds sagar’s fathwer gone for work issues, and tells madhvi that its good that they are getting back on their feet after ganga’s fiasco.
As ganga goes in, the principal lashes at her and reprimands her for what she did and how she instigated her classmates too, and now the committee shall decide her future. ganga eyes them, and then sagar and his father walk in to join the meeting. an awkward silence follows, as they face each other. ganga is briefed in along with the board of directors, who come with their legal advisor, as introduced by the principal, asking if she has any issues. she has belief in him. Sagar says as a legal council of the college, along with his father, and expresses to ganga that they dont want this unnecessary drama to continue and should come to a mutual, and mature decision, as they arent concerned with anyone’s personal lives. she starts taunting sagar about their meetings. ganga refers to him as the judge and tells him that she hasnt done anything wrong. Niranjan says that he is here as the director of the board meet, and she says that she is confident of her future in his hands. the board tries to clarify, why they had to do it, and then ask ganga if her portests regarding it is right. she then asks niranjan and sagar if people cant be wrong, or only ganga cant be right. ganga starts talking about how its unjustful that the society decides whats to be done with a child, based on social prejudices, and asks them of their opinion only, and not the society, and if their answer is yes, then is being pregnant is the reason behind it.
Ganga narrates that giving birth isnt a crime, but the best experience for a woman, who lord has himself selected for this, then how can the society brand it as one. the principal tries to explain that they have to follow societal norms. ganga argues, and says that the way humanity is dying, its pitiful, and that they cant be restricted to norms and orthodox cultures, which do nothing but suffocate people. she says that she wishes to ask whats marriage, the rituals performed by a religious sanctity. sagar and his father are rendered speechless, and asks if its not a relation of two souls and hearts, and if sacrifice and commitment, the basis of this world, and if it is, then she did marry the person, who is the father of the child, and if the societal norms
are to be believed, then she isnt married. his father says that everyone is entitled to their own opinion, and they are here to respect the basic societal norms. she says that norms should change with time, and it has come. she talks about how much the women have improved, and arent confined to the four walls anymore, and its good new rules are being formed, asince change is the only constant in life. she says that when rituals changed, then why not laws and norms, as nothing is constant. she asks how can they take the help of changing parameters to assess someone. she says that she said what she wanted to, and leaves her career in their hands, and waits for their decision, while they eye her tensedly and towards each other too. ganga then leaves the meeting hall. Ganga walks in the corridor extremely tensed and distraught, as she remembers sagar’s father’s statements inside, and how different it is from his actual opinion. ganga finds everyone waiting anxiously for her. raahat sees her and asks what happened. ganga says that she has always done what she thought was right, without bothering for the people. she says that its her test as well as those, who believed in her, her opnions and her dreams. they ask about the college’s decision. ganga says that they shall know after sometime. The media continuously covers it live on camera, regarding ganga’s career, and how she has become the milestone for the youth generation.
Inside, the board deliberates over ganga’s career, while sagar’s father is taken back to memories of ganga since her childhood, and how she always stood by her stand, and never buckled under pressure. sagar expresses his desire to say something, before the voting begins. he is allowed. then he says that ganga has appealed to the board for her completion of studies, and her opnion, moral and ethics, might not match with theirs, but one thing is sure, that ganga’s demands arent wrong, illegitimate or unjustified, and she cant be terminated on ground of mere pregnancy. all are surprised. one of them asks if this can affect the other children wrongly, and set a wrong example. sagar says that they would set a bad example, by ruining ganga’s career, and that they need unabashed truthful speakers like ganga to bring the change, and for this, he doesnt have a problem with ganga continuing her studies. his father is shocked. sagar asks for the voting to proceed, as he has finished the discourse. The principal reminds the fake MMS case, and how they supported her, but this time, they feel cheated and betrayed. sagar says that he knows what betrayal feels, but still he stands for justice, and that ganga might have disappointed many by her behaviour, but despite that, he wouldnt want her to be stripped of the basic rights to education, and asks them to give in their opinion too. they write and proceed, while sagar’s father is tensed too.
Madhvi calls pulkit and tells about supriya’s condition, about her cough. he expresses that the doctor isnt in town. she tells him about blood in her cough. he is scared and decides to go to someone else. he arranges and asks her to rush her to the nearest hospital. madhvi then tells supriya the same, and asks her not to be worried, as they shall get the proper treatment done. supriya complies. she gets rudra’s call, who says that he shall get his family doctor for supriya. She understands that pulkit told him, and tells him about supriya’s condition. she is extremely tensed. she asks rudra to send for the doctor who shall come home to check up on supriya. she decides to go and tell pulkit too, that he neednt go to the hospital, and shall come straight home. she then complies and calls pulkit regarding the same. she tells maharaj to get warm water for supriya. Madhvi anxiously waits for rudra, and gets tensed when even his phone doesnt get through. Pulkit rushes in, and is distressed and distraught, while madhvi tries to calm him down, asking him to do so, for his wife’s sake, as she is already scared and would break down, if she sees him like this. she asks him to compose hismelf, and explain to her, that nothing shall happen to him, or his child. he complies and then leaves. she then gets through rudra’s call, and asks him to hurry up. he complies.
Pulkit rushes to the room, and tries to calm down supriya, who is very scared thinking that it isnt a complication. while she is thoroughly distraught, he asks her not to be scared at all, and everything shall be okay. she severely coughs and shows him the blood. he asks her to keep herself calm and composed, assuring that he shall not let anything happen to her and the child, and if anything at all, they shall face it together boldly.
Later, they all wait in anticipation as the doctor checks supriya. the doctor says that chest x-rays show that everything is fine, and a more detailed observation is required. they ask about the child. she says that she shall question only after the full report. prabha stands tensedly. The doctor asks for blood samples, so that they can check for abnormalities. madhvi asks if its essential. the doctor complies. pulkit rushes to get blood ampoules. ammaji asks what can be given to her. the doctor tells some things. prabha leaves to get milk when ammaji asks her to. she rushes to the kitchen, thinking that she cant allow the blood test to happen, as the poison’s truth shall come out, and it shall ruin everything. she says that come what may, she cant let supriya’s child come in the world, and reminds herself of the promise, to ruin this family. she wonders what to do. she is frustrated as she leaves resignedly from the kitchen, with milk for supriya. Meanwhile, pulkit enters the house with the blood collection kits. prabha gets tensed to see this.
Outside, Ganga’s friends support her, but ask her to be prepared for the worst too, just in case, if the college doesnt allow her to stay. The principal comes and tells her in front of everyone that the board has taken the decision. she along with her friends wait for her answer in anticipation. READ NEXT/ MON 1st APRIL ON GANGAA