Mayavan D.
ID# 020-2076

About Me
My name is Mayavan D.. I'm a 16-year-old girl.
Birthday

My birthday is
November 12, 2005.
Grade

12th Standard (Plus 2)

Boarding Home

I live and go to school at Melpattambakkam Girls' Boarding Home in Tamil Nadu, India. Owned and operated by the Arcot Lutheran Church — an Indian, Dalit-led church body in the state of Tamil Nadu — Melpattambakkam serves about 300 girls between sixth and 12th Standard.

Favorite Activity

My favorite activity is dancing. Many boarding homes offer classes in both contemporary and traditional Indian & Tamil dance styles.

Caste

In the Indian Caste system, I am Dalit. "Dalit" means "broken/scattered" in Sanskrit, and is a term used for people belonging to castes in India who have been subjected to untouchability. In the past, Dalit people were believed to be impure, so dominant-caste Hindus considered their presence to be polluting. The "impure status" was related to historic occupations that were considered to be "polluting" or debased, such as working with leather, disposal of dead animals, or sanitation. [via Wikipedia]

Favorite Subject

Science

Sibling

Vanjinathan, Manjunathan