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Against all odds: Girl from BPL family scores 92.57 percent

Against all odds: Girl from BPL family scores 92.57 percent

Kolkata: A relentless urge to succeed in life might have been the driving force for 15-year-old Sneha Natua, who has managed to secure 92.57 percent marks in the Madhyamik Examination, despite financial constraints plaguing her family.

An accident which Sneha had met with in 2018 affected her physically, but it was her indomitable spirit and determination which helped her overcome all odds one after another. The incident made her more resolute in pursuing her studies despite all challenges.

Her family members and schools teachers, particularly the headmaster, had been great sources of inspiration for the girl and they infused in her the fighting spirit and confidence which eventually made her come up with a standout performance in the examination.

A student of Krishnachandrapur High School (HS) in Mathurapur in South 24-Parganas, Sneha had always been a meritorious student from childhood and continued to impress her parents with her performance in various examinations in the past.

A resident of an obscure village of Mathurapur in the same district, she was initially shattered after she met with a road accident in July 2018, with the Madhyamik Examination barely six months away. The incident left her completely bedridden and traumatised. However, her parents and teachers constantly boosted her confidence to appear for the examination.

Coming from a very modest family background, Sneha scored 648 out of 700, with letter marks in all the subjects. Her plight might well serve as a classic example for those who can derive inspiration from her.

Sneha never got to enjoy the pleasures of owning expensive notebooks, pens and pencils, along with other facilities. However, neither poverty nor her limited exposure to technological advancements could prevent her from scoring the stellar marks.

The elder daughter of a salesman, Sneha had been weaving dreams of making it big in Madhyamik. The outstanding feat that the girl has achieved has come as a sigh of relief to her anxious parents - Sekhar Natua and Swapna Natua, belonging to a BPL family. Her mother is a housewife, while her sister is also a meritorious student and studies in Class VII.

The girl credited her achievement not only to her parents, but also to the headmaster of Krishnachandrapur High School (HS) Chandan Kumar Maiti.

"All my school teachers and particularly the headmaster guided me, even during my bad days. I would like to pursue HS studies from the same school. The financial constraints still pose a challenge for me," Sneha said.

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