A mother of three from the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) Kupwara district won the Class 10 bi-annual board exams with 93% of the possible points, according to NDTV.
Sabrina Khaliq, who stopped studying after class 9 after getting married, decided last year to continue her studies and sit for the exam as a private candidate.
“I had to look after my family. I devoted myself to the family, my kids. However, after 10 years, last year I decided to study and take the exams,” Sabrina, a resident of Awoora village of the remote IIOJK district, said.
She claimed that although her family was supportive of her decision, combining school, childcare, and household duties was challenging. The mother of three, consisting of two daughters and a son, was, however, determined.
She stated, “It was incredibly challenging, but both my families encouraged me,” and she set aside a few hours each day to study for the test.
“I used to spend a lot of time studying at night. My husband, sisters-in-law, and sisters all assisted me with my academics “She spoke. When the results were made public, her efforts had paid off.
“I felt very happy when the results came in. It was an overwhelming feeling,” she said, adding that she wants to continue her studies.
Sabrina advised other married women to never stop following their dreams. “Do not stop chasing your dreams, work hard to realise them,” she added.