Bulandshahr: In a rare show of confidence and will to study, a 92-year-old woman attended a primary school in Uttar Pradesh's Bulandshahr.
"I like to study... I attend school, now I can count notes...," said Salima Khan as she took classes in a primary school.
Speaking about Salima Khan, Headmaster of primary school Chawli, Dr Pratibha Sharma said, "...I told her if she came and studied in the school, I would arrange her pension, she got inspired by this... now she can count up to 100, can write her own name."
Salima Khan was identified as a potential student by some volunteers which is a part of government's education initiative, an official said.
Who is Salima Khan?
Salima Khan was born in 1931 and married at the age of 14. She had a dream of being able to read and write, however, during her growing years, there was no school in Bulandshahr.
But now, she is attending classes in a school and trying to learn the basics.
Her grandson’s wife takes her to the school where she shares the classroom with students almost 80 years younger than her.
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