Madhya Pradesh’s girl who cycles 24-km to school daily, scores 98.5% in 10th board exams

Roshni Bhadouriya lives with her family in a small village of Bhind district named Anjol. Her school was located 12-km away from school but for achieving her dreams she pedalled to and fro every day

Photo courtesy- TOI
Photo courtesy- TOI
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A Madhya Pradesh’s girl has proved that ‘If there is a will, there is a way’ by scoring 98.5% in her 10th board examination despite cycling 24-km to school daily. Defying all odds she is eighth on the merit list, reported The Times of India.

Roshni Bhadouriya, 15-year-old, lives with her family in a small village of Bhind district named Anjol. Her school was located 12 km away from home but for achieving her dreams she pedalled to and fro every day, all seasons. Sometimes, during floods she stayed at her relatives, "I'd have to spend the night at the house of my relative. Sometimes, it would be days before I could get back home," she told TOI.

In two subjects, Mathematics and Science, she scored 100s and in English she scored an impressive 96. “I was always attentive in class and focused on writing exactly what I had learnt. I am thrilled to get such high marks,” she said

She is the daughter of a farmer, Purushottam Bhadouriya who said proudly, "All my children are good students, but this girl has made everyone proud. No one in these parts has ever scored such high marks," while giving an interview to TOI.

He owns only four acres of land through which he is educating his three children. His elder son is in Class 12 and his youngest son is in Class 4.

“It is tough with three children in today’s world, but I will not let my family have any problem. Besides, my kids are tough too.” he added.

On her future plans, her father said: "Of course I want her to continue studying. I want to see her get big degrees and work in big firms in big cities."

When asked what she wants to become, Roshni said ‘a collector’. “I want to join the IAS. I want to be a collector,” she said. “I am told that a collector can do a lot of good work. I don’t know much about it, but I’d like to be a collector and bring change,” TOI quoted her as saying.

“I want to clear the IAS exam so my father and I have decided to opt for mathematics in Class 11," she added.

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