The Department of Pre University Board Examination on April 15 has declared the Karnataka PUC 2nd year Pre University certification exam result 2019. Among the 67.73 per cent candidates, who qualified this year, a success story from the state is making headlines. An 18-year old girl, identified reportedly as Rekha V, who ran away from home escaping child marriage in Chikkaballapur village, has scored 90.3% marks in the PU II examination results 2019. Determined to become an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer, Rekha now has plans to study Law. Hyderabad Family Prevents Class 10 Girl From Appearing in Board Exams, Marry Her Off.
Rekha is a resident of Kotturu village in Bagepalli taluk, Chikkaballapura district. A bright student since childhood, she left home two years ago, after securing 74% in the SSLC examination. According to the Times of India report, her family members, including her mother started to force Rekha to get married. Opposing the child marriage proposal, Rekha landed in Bengaluru, with one of her friends. She even started her computer course, in Hebbal. However, she was not satisfied with the computer course. Hence, Rekha called helpline 1098 asking for help to continue her study, as reported by TOI. Members of the Child Welfare Committee (CWC) visited her Hebbel PG and took her to non-profit Sparsha Trust, situated in Mathikere. The organisation also helped her to get a seat in a Government PU College.
Her struggle finally bore fruit, when PU examination results were declared. The report further added her score. Rekha secured 542 out of 600. Now she wants to pursue a Bachelor in Arts (BA), History, Economics and Political Science. Rekha aspires to become an advocate first and then appear for the civil services examination. For a girl so strong and determined, this is just a beginning, as she has a lot more to achieve.