"My husband has been telling me for several years to complete my education. However, I had three children and had to educate them. Although I am working as a ward attendant in a civil hospital, I realised that it is important to pass Class 10 at least, in the present day. Therefore, I began preparing along with my son, who is also in Class 10. We go to school together and study also together," Rajni Bala told news agency ANI after sitting for the school examination after a gap of 29 years.
In 1989, Ms Bala dropped out of school after completing Class 9 due to an unfortunate family circumstance.
The mother of three admits that revisiting school after a gap of almost three decades wouldn't have been possible without the support from her family.
Pawan Gaur, Principal of Lajwanti Senior Secondary School where the mother-son duo are studying, stated that when individuals come back to complete their education after several years, it sends a very positive message to the society at large.
(with additional inputs from ANI)
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