As the results for class X board exams for students of Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB) were announced on Monday, for many students from underprivileged backgrounds, the journey wasn’t a cake walk and yet they managed to excel in their exams. One such case was that of 16-year-old Aafreen Shaikh, the daughter of an auto-rickshaw driver, who scored 99.31 percentile in her class X exams.
A student of FD High School, Aafreen plans to pursue medicine, as she aspires to become a doctor. “I am indeed delighted with the results I’ve got and plan to take up admission in the science stream. I wish to become a doctor as nobody in my family has pursued this career and I am always inspired by the way doctors help the people heal their wounds,” said Aafreen who studies at FD High School in Juhapura area of Ahmedabad. She scored 87.13 % in her board exams.