ranjeet singh jamwal
CHANDIGARH, 6 JUNE: Setting an example for all those aspiring to complete their studies in middle age or after, a 37-year-old mother of two has cleared the Class X examination along with her son in Ludhiana district of Punjab.
The mother, Ms Jagdev Kaur, appeared in the Punjab School Education Board Class X examination along with her son Hardeep Singh and the duo passed the same in the first division. The results were declared on Monday.
The son performed better, securing 77.5 per cent as against his mother&’s 65 per cent. But Ms Kaur was as much delighted for her son&’s result as she was for herself for having fulfilled the mission to clear the matriculation examination.
She had left studies after failing the examination in 1991 and got married in 1994 to head constable Kulwant Singh. Thereafter, she could not manage time to resume her studies due to her family responsibilities, even as she always rued for not being a matriculate.
But now, there appears to be no stopping Ms Kaur, as her proud family wants her to clear the Class XII examination and then become a graduate. “There is no age to study. More importantly, one is never too old to try,” she says.
It all started when Ms Kaur&’s husband was telling his sons ~ the elder one, Lovedeep Singh is a student of Class XII ~ to concentrate on studies and work hard like their mother, who fulfills all her household responsibilities. At this, the younger son asked if his mother can sit for the Class X examination with him and clear it. Ms Kaur accepted this challenge to fulfill her dream of being a matriculate.
Her husband got Ms Kaur enrolled at GTB Mission School, Shimlapur (Ludhiana) and also helped her in taking out time for studies by sharing household chores. Ms Kaur also took home tuition in English and Science subjects from the tutor who used to teach her son.
As the whole family wanted her to pass the examination, whenever Ms Kaur faced any difficulty in studies, help was readily available for her through both her sons and
her husband.