Students often take tuitions or attend private classes in order to score good marks during their board exams. However, not everyone has the privilege to do so. And, sometimes despite all the hardships few students face, they still pass with flying colors.

It’s was the happiest day of Asma Salim Shaikh’s life, because she scored 40 per cent in Maharashtra SSC exam. Asma Salim Shaikh is a student of Hirjeebhoy Allarakhia and Laljeebhoy Sajan Girls High School. All her life she has lived with her family on the pavement without a propre roof on her head, outside Azad Maidan.

“I want to make my father’s life better. He has been staying on footpath all his life. I will try to make a career for his betterment,” said Asma.

Without any basic amenity like a proper roof, the 17-year-old studied on the footpath under the streetlight and usually at night because of lesser traffic. 

According to a report by Mumbai Mirror, Asma’s father Salim makes odd sales like selling juice or corn on the streets of Mumbai so that he can make ends meet. The proud father said, “I came here with my father and have been living here since my childhood. I will be happy if my daughter can make her life stable and successful.”

Asma plans to pursue Arts in Junior college and will be willingly taking admission in college because many people have come forward to help her study further.

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