“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.”

Vanlalvenhimi Lalfakliana, daughter of a daily wage laborer from Mizoram has scored 437 out of 500 marks with letter marks in all five subjects.

Vanlalvenhimi Lalfakliana with her mother

At a time when the rampant spread of the COVID-19 virus has cast uncertainty and doubts over the education sector, it is heartening to see students’ hard labor pay off. Especially when the shining students belong to the underprivileged classes — the worst-hit due to the corona virus-induced lockdown.

Vanlalvenhimi Lalfakliana, daughter of a daily laborer in Mizoram, has become the latest to defy the odds and secure a bright future through sheer hard work and determination. The spirited girl from the Durtlang Higher Secondary School secured 8th position in Arts group in the Class 12 Mizoram Board of School Education (MBSE) examination, doing her parents incredibly proud. After the results of the Higher Secondary School Examination under MBSE were declared recently, the young lass found out that she had scored 437 out of 500 marks with letter marks in all five subjects — an incredible achievement under any circumstance. The scent of success must have been sweeter for this particular student as she had to cross the extra hurdle of poverty.

Vanlalvenhimi Lalfakliana’s house

Vanlalvenhimi is the oldest among her siblings, so she has to look after her siblings when the parents go out for work. However, It never stops her from reaching her goals and performing exceptionally well in the MBSE conducted exams. An ecstatic Vanlalvenhimi told AIR that her parents and school teachers gave her the full support that she needed are the ones behind her incredible result. However, she is yet to decide on any particular college for admission in BA due to high school fees. Vanlalvenhimi Lalfakliana shares that it is her dream to become a professor at a University and Political Science is her favorite subject.

She is such an inspiration for many of us.


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