Sania Begum

This year, Sania passed her class XI exam with ‘A’ grade in all subjects.
Notwithstanding abject living conditions and insurmountable domestic problems, teenager Sania Begum did her village proud by passing the HSLC examination last year with flying colours, securing letter marks in every subject of her curriculum. But problems arose at the time of admission in college; her mother, the sole bread earner of the family, did not have enough money to get her daughter admitted to college. When the news reached the Stars of North East (SoNE), the talent searchers, they appealed to their friends and well wishers to come to Sania’s help. Seema Hussain, the well-known journalist and her family members’ group named “Paltan Bazar Cousins”, came forward to bear all the expenses for Sania’s admission in the prestigious Cotton College of Guwahati and Sania’s problems were taken care of for that period.
That was last year. This year, Sania passed her class XI exam with ‘A’ grade in all subjects following which SoNE & “Paltan Bazar Cousins” raised an aggregate amount of Rs 20,000 which was handed over to her at her residence in Bor Rongmohol Village. While thanking the donors, Sania said she has to get up at 5 every morning, take a bath, and then rush to the banks of the Brahmaputra to catch the morning ferry. Her tuition classes in Guwahati start at 7.30, college classes at 10.00, and after college she has to attend tuition again up to 7.00 pm. She takes the last ferry to North Guwahati and reaches home about 9 pm. After dinner she studies up to 2 am. She said, “I want to become a doctor and serve my people.”
(Taken from twocircles.net)

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