A milkman’s daughter, Sheela Jat, topped the Rajasthan Board‘s Class X exams by securing 595 marks out of 600 (99.17 per cent). The results were declared on Monday.
Sheela, of Jaipur, secured 100 each in Maths and Science, 99 each in English, Hindi and Social Science and 98 in Sanskrit. She hails from a poor background and her parents are illiterate. While her father, Mohanlal Jat, owns four buffaloes and sells milk for a living, her mother is a housewife. “My father could not study in his life… However, he motivated me to study. He also taught me how difficult life is without becoming literate,” Sheela says.
Sheela says she wants to study medicine and become a neurosurgeon. “I want to pursue a career in medical stream and become a neurosurgeon so that I can treat patients suffering from brain cancer,” she says. As nobody in her house has a smart phone, Sheela is unaware of any social media handles usually used by students.
She also has a message for her fellow students: “One should be never disappointed with low marks. I scored low in my earlier school exams. I was shocked after receiving those low grades, but then I learnt from my failure to work harder,” she says.
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