CHENNAI: S Sindhuwho wrote her Class XII board exams lying on a bed in the exam hall, has scored 518 out of 600 marks (86%).
Despite being bedridden since December 2020 after accidentally falling from the third-floor of a building, the budding volleyball player prepared for her exams with the help of her friends and teachers.
“I am very happy with my score. But I expected more marks,” Sindhu told TOI.
She secured 80 marks in language paper, 95 in English, 92 in commerce, 89 in accountancy, 66 in computer application and 96 in practical.
Sindhu said she has not decided about her next steps. “I am planning to prepare for the civil services exam. I will decide in a few days,” she said.
The girl underwent 10 operations in 2021. But that did not stop her from pursuing her studies and studying diligently for her exams.
Her teachers at Vidyodaya Girls Higher Secondary School in T Nagar were so happy that she cleared the exam. “We are so happy that Sindhu cleared the exam. It would give her strength to pursue higher education,” one of her teachers said.
She is currently undergoing treatment at Omandurar Government Multi-Super Specialty Hospital after media reports about her grit and determination caught the attention of chief minister MK Stalin, who praised her will- power and announced that the government would bear the cost of her treatment.
After three weeks of training from experts, Sindhu has slowly started to walk with the help of a walker.
Earlier, the state government had allotted a tea shop to her father S Shakti, a tea seller at the Omandurar Government Multi-Super Specialty Hospital to help the struggling family.