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44-year-old mother appears for Class 10 exams along with son in Ludhiana

Rajni works as a ward attendant in Civil Hospital in Ludhiana.

44-year-old mother appears for Class 10 exams along with son in Ludhiana

LUDHIANA: Years after she had to quit studies, Rajni Bala is back in school as a forty four-year-old Class 10th student. She is appearing for her Class 10 exams this year along with her son. Working as a ward attendant in a Civil Hospital, she took a month-long break to pursue her education.

Starting school at this age wasn't easy but she is a happy woman now. "I am working as a ward attendant in Civil Hospital and felt that I needed to complete my class 10. Initially, I felt odd going to school again but l am happy now," she said.

Elated at the opportunity, she gives credit to her husband for motivating her to follow her dream. "My husband motivated me to study. He believed in me, and he feels that I can become a source of inspiration for those who want to continue their education after having taken a long gap," she added. She also said that her husband wakes up early to teach her and their son. "My daughters also help me study," she said.  

Rajni completed class 9 in 1989 but had to discontinue her studies due to family problems. 

Her pillar of support, husband Raj Kumar Sathi says age should be no bar. "Have been asking her to complete her class 10 from many years. I have been telling her that age is no bar for education," Sathi said.

Now that she is studying again, she wants to continue her education and complete her graduation. "I would like to continue my education and I become a graduate in either Hindi, or in any other subject," she said.