#GoodNews: Girl Who Escaped Child Marriage Scores 90% in Boards
Two years ago, Rekha V left her home in a Karnataka village after her mother tried to force her to get married.
But the 18-year-old did not let that experience take her away from her dreams. Now, she has secured 90.3% in the recently announced II PU examinations, according to a report in The Times of India filed by Shrinivasa M.
Originally from the Kotturu village in Chikkaballapura district of Karnataka, Rekha fled to Bengaluru with her friends after her mother, who works as a domestic help, pushed her to get married.
After moving her to a trust in Mathikere, the child welfare committee also helped her secure a seat in a Government PU College in Nelamangala, a town in the Bangalore Rural district.
After studying hard for two years, Rekha was able to secure 542/600 in the PU examinations, while scoring a hundred in History. She now wants to pursue a BA in history, economics and political science.
PU examinations, or pre-university courses (commonly known as 10+2), are conducted by state education institutions or boards all over India.
We wish this rockstar all the best!