Kalpana Jambhale is a 53-year-old woman from Maharashtra who cleared her class 10 or Secondary School Certificate (SSC) exam nearly 37 years after she had to quit. His son Prasad Jambhale, working as a senior software engineer with Mastercard, wrote an emotional note about his mother on his Linkedin.
Here’s everything you should know about Kalpana Jambhale
- She was 16 when she had to quit her education after her father died. This was followed by a financial crisis at home. As a result, she started working to ensure that her siblings could work.
- Last year, she learned about the Maharashtra government’s scheme wherein the people who could not complete their Class 10 board exams could now reappear and the cost for training—online and offline—and study materials will be borne by the government. She got excited by the prospect of studying again and completing her education.
- She started going to school in December 2021 but didn’t reveal it to her sons or husband. She would secretly attend night school on the pretext of going for a walk.
- He showed Prasad Jambhale her notebook. She was particularly good at Algebra and English.
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- She not only studied hard for the exam but also ensured that Prasad’s wedding preparations do not get affected at all. His wedding was in February and she had to give her exams in March.
- She cleared SSC with a whopping 79.60%
- Her son wrote in the emotional note, “Sometimes I feel I am so fortunate that I had no worries about anything and was able to get to the position, just because of the privilege I have. Who knows what my mother could have achieved more? If she had the same privilege as me. Have always been very proud of my mother and now this would always imprint a lesson in my mind, never stop learning, even if has to take an age of 53 to pass the SSC.”
- In an interview with SheThePeople.TV, she said that she wanted to complete her class 10 Boards ever since she was young.
- She also thanked her husband and sons, but my daughter-in-law, her family and our extended family for their unwavering support.
- “One must persevere and complete their education for themselves instead of giving up,” believes Kalpana.