But when Rekha and three of her classmates in this part of Rajasthan asked their principal for textbooks, they were slapped.
The exam is scheduled for April 13. And because they'd been told that if they failed again, they would have to repeat the year, they asked their teacher for help.
The textbooks were dispatched three months ago from Delhi but because the school didn't send anyone to collect them from the post office, the books were returned.
That's when the principal allegedly slapped four girls. She has now been fired.
But as the government tries to promote the Right to Education for every child, in villages like this one, learning remains a challenge that children have to conquer on their own.
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