Mira’s Story

Born and raised in the remote mountains of Bhojpur village, running has always been a part of Mira’s lifestyle. As a child, her daily chore consisted of farming, gathering fuel, fodder and grass for livestock, and walking about an hour every day to fetch water for the household. But she wanted to break free from her rural village lifestyle, defy the gender stereotype, support her family and do something significant but did not know what exactly at the time. It was this sense of urgency and desperation that led her to join the Maoist army while she was still a child.