This is the inspiring story of a student from underprivileged background. Aafreen Shaikh, the daughter of an auto-rickshaw driver in Ahmedabad, scored a whopping 98.31% in her class 10 state board exams. The results were announced on May 28.

The exceptional student aspires to become a doctor

“My parents want to see me as a doctor and I will work hard to fulfill their dreams,” says Aafreen.

Aafreen studies at FD High School in Juhapura area of Ahmedabad. She scored 98.31 % in her board exams.

This may appear to be a cakewalk, but the 16-year-old girl got the high marks after rigorous studies and hard work. Her parents supported her throughout ups and downs. Despite being financially challenged, they are encouraging her to pursue her goal of joining the medical profession. She credits her success to the team spirit her family showed.

“I have always encouraged her to study. I always wanted to make her a doctor and now I expect her to serve the nation,” Aafreen’s father, Shaik Mohammad Hamza, told ANI.

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He shared how difficult it was to spend on his daughter’s education with limited earnings. “I nurture a family of four and will do all that I can to educate my daughter and fulfill her dream of becoming a doctor. We’ve never differentiated between a girl or a male child and I will be the most proud if my daughters study and become independent. I am trying to arrange for financial assistance so that Aafreen can pursue a career of her choice,” said Hamza, TOI reported.

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“I am indeed delighted with the results I’ve got and plan to take up admission in the science stream. I wish to become a doctor as nobody in my family has pursued this career and I am always inspired by the way doctors help the people heal their wounds,” said Aafreen.

The nation is proud of you, Aafreen!

Featured Image Credit: TOI

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