A woman in Bihar won't let anything stand in the way of her education, not even going into labour. The young woman went into labour in the exam hall, was rushed to the hospital where she gave birth, and travelled back to the hall to give the exam.
22-year-old Rukmini Kumari was in the exam hall ready to give her class 10 board exam when she went into labour. Kumari was rushed to the hospital in an ambulance and returned to the exam hall three hours after giving birth to a baby so she could complete her science exam.
Kumari from Bihar's Banka district decided to return to the exam hall after giving birth because she always wanted to "complete her education and secure a good job".
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Bihar Woman Gives Exam After Giving Birth
Rukmini Kumari had taken the Bihar board's mathematics examination on Tuesday, February 14, and experience labour pain that night. Determined to write her exam, she walked into the exam hall three hours prior to the exam.
Kumari had informed her family and the authorities about her decision to take the exam when her labour pains began. She was in labour when she walked to the exam centre.
After the pain became unbearable, she alerted the officials and was rushed to the hospital. She delivered a healthy baby boy and requested the health and education officials to let her sit for the exam. which they granted.
Dr Bholanath of the hospital said that the labour room was kept ready after they received the emergency call. He added that it was a normal delivery.
Banka's education official Pawan Kumar said Rukmini Kumari had sent an example of the importance of education "even at difficult times".
In 2021, a then 14-year-old girl hailing from Bihar learned how to write with her toes after she lost her hands when she was younger. The girl, Tanu Kumari, lost her hands after she accidentally touched live wires while playing on the terrace. She decided to learn how to do her daily chores with her legs and learned how to write her toes.
The dedicated student never misses school according to her teachers. Her teachers and classmates find her inspiring and dauntless.