Rozina Sheikh, whose mother works as a tailor, scores 97 percentile rank in Class 12; aspires to become a doctor

By Raqib Hameed Naik,

Ahmedabad: On the morning of Thursday, May 11, Rozina Razil Shaikh, 17 along with her two brothers and mother were glued to the internet to check her Gujarat class 12 science stream result. Within moments, the family had a lot to celebrate.

Rozina Razil Shaikh

Rozina had scored 97.07 percentile in the Science Stream.

The Shaikhs live in Vatva village of Ahmedabad in Gujarat. Their house has since been flooded with people visiting them to congratulate the feat achieved by Rozina.

“I am feeling quite good and relaxed after the result. I wanted to score good and I scored well,” Rozina told .

Her percentile rank in science theory is 99.36 and percentile rank in overall theory is 96.74, whereas the overall percentile is 97.07.

Rozina’s father, a doctor by profession, died in a car accident in 2010.

After her father’s death, the family of four is being supported by her mother, Maqsuda Shaikh, who works as a tailor and earns about Rs 5,000 a month.

“The income of my mother barely supports our expenses. I had applied for scholarship after finishing my 10th and I did get one from a Baroda-based charitable trust which gave me 18000 per year to study. It covered my school fee and books expenses,” said Rozina. The 17 year old girl was dedicated to score well and pursue her dream of becoming a doctor like her father.

“11th and 12th are very crucial from the perspective of getting into a medicine career. For these two years, I studied 8-10 hours every day apart from lectures at school. My mother and brothers have been continuously supporting me,” says Rozina.

The girl’s mother is more than happy and says that she was determined to get her children educated, at any cost. She works as a tailor to support her children’s and sometime a few relatives also extend help.

“Mai bohut khush hui beti ka result sunke.Paise ki dikkat thi ghar main magar bache bhi aqalmand the ki paisa khali padahi ke lie mangte the (I felt very happy about my daughters result. There is financial problem, but my kids were quite wise that they asked money only for studies),” Maqsuda Shaikh told TCN.

“Inke walid bhi khete the ki bacho ko padhana hai, ye nhi ki ladki hai toh nahi padhani hai.Unka ek hi arman tha ki bachoo ko achi taleem deni hai.Aur humne bhi himmat nhi hari (Their father was also determined to get them good education and not like others, who think that girls shouldn’t be provided with education. He had only one dream that his children should be good and well educated and we also didn’t lost the hope),” she added.

Rozina appeared in National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) on May 7 and she is hopeful that she will go through it.

“I can only pursue MBBS if I get seat in a government college and fee. If not, then I will opt for pharmacy because we don’t have money to pay the fee of private MBBS colleges,” she says.

Those who wish to help the girl pursue her dream of becoming a doctor can contact the family at +919924379287