Migrant Worker’s Daughter Scores 80 Percent In Haryana Tenth Board Exams
Pooja Rani, daughter of a migrant worker from Madhya Pradesh has scored 80.4 percent in Class 10 examinations of the Haryana Board of School Education. Pooja lives with her parents and three sisters in a 10 by 10 tin shed on a footpath of an upscale Rohtak colony. Lauding her efforts, Union HRD Minister, Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank tweeted, “Pooja Rani, daughter of a migrant worker, scored 80.4 percent marks in Class X exams of HBSE. Living in a 10×10 tin shed on a footpath with her family, the girl has proved that nothing is impossible. Pooja, you are an inspiration for all of us!”
“Five years ago, I started my education from ‘Gandhi school’ – then an informal school under a streetlight – where scores of children of migrant labourers get an education,” said an elated Pooja, whose father Kailash Kumar, hailing from Madhya Pradesh, is a daily wager. Her mother works as a part-time cleaner in many houses. “My daughters have found their lives in books,” said Pooja’s father about his four daughters. He added that he finds all his daughters studying all the time, from when he leaves for work in the morning till when he returns home late at night.
What You Should Know
- A daughter of a migrant worker from MP has scored 80.4 percent in Class 10 examinations of the Haryana Board.
- She lives with her parents and three sisters in a 10×10 tin shed in Rohtak.
- Her mother works as a cleaner in several households.
- Union HRD Minister, Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank congratulated Pooja on Twitter.
“I am proud to announce today that I secured more than 80 percent marks and my parents are on the top of the world with joy, especially my mother who has to do odd chores like sweeping, cleaning to support the education of four daughters,” Pooja added.
Pooja who dreams of becoming a teacher, hopes to teach children from other migrant families like her own. These children often get left behind due to lack of financial support and guidance.
Rishita Rohilla has topped the Class 10 Haryana Board results, scoring 100 marks out of hundred in Mathematics, Social Science, English, Science and Music, and 97 in Hindi, reports The Indian Express.
“The 100 percent score was possible because of self-study, hard work, proper strategy, and thorough study of National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) books. I regularly studied for 5 to 6 hours, and followed the school notes thoroughly,” said Rohilla.
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