Vijay M.
ID# 030-2058

About Me
My name is Vijay M.. I'm a 13-year-old boy.
Birthday

My birthday is
September 3, 2008.
Geography
Grade

8th Standard

Boarding Home

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

Favorite Activity

My favorite activity is playing Carrom. From Wikipedia: Carrom is a table-top game of Indian origin. The game is very popular in South Asia and the Middle East, and is known by various names in different languages. In South Asia, many clubs and cafés hold regular tournaments. Carrom is very commonly played by families, including children, and at social functions. It became very popular in United Kingdom and the Commonwealth realms during the early 20th century.

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

Tamil Language

Sibling

Meena- Elder sister