Sheela Jat, the daughter of a milkman has topped the Rajasthan board Class 10 exam 2019 by securing 595 marks out of 600 or 99.17 per cent, as per the results declared on Monday. Sheela, of Jaipur, secured 100 each in Maths and Science, 99 each in English, Hindi and Social Science and 98 in Sanskrit.
Her father Mohanlal Jat, owns four buffaloes and sells milk, while her mother is a housewife. She hails from a poor background and her parents are illiterate.
She is unaware of any social media handles readily used by students these days, as there is no smart phone in her house.
Sheela says she wants to study medicine and become a neurosurgeon.
"I want to pursue my career in medical stream and become a neurosurgeon so that I can treat patients suffering from brain cancer," she says.
She also has a message for her fellow students. "One should never get disappoint with lesser marks. I have scored low in my earlier exams in school. Although I was shocked after receiving low grades, but then I learnt from my failure to attain this score," she added.
She also said, "My father could not study in his life... however, he motivated me to study."
He also taught me how difficult life is without becoming literate, she added.