Hit by car, Mumbai girl takes 10th standard exam in ambulance

In a remarkable display of passion and determination, Mubashshira Sayyed, a class 10 student from Mumbai, took her SSC exam while lying in an ambulance just three days after being involved in a car accident. Mubashshira, a 15-year-old student from Anjuman-I-Islam’s Dr MIJ Girls High School in Bandra, was returning home after her exam when a car ran over her left foot as she crossed a road.

Hit by car, Mumbai girl takes 10th standard exam in ambulance

After the accident, the driver of the car who hit her and Mubashshira’s classmates took her to Holy Family Hospital, where she underwent surgery. Although doctors recommended complete bed rest for two weeks, Mubashshira remained determined to take her remaining exams. Her school and exam centre collaborated to arrange for an ambulance to transport her to the exam site, with her class teacher, Dr. Sanam Sheikh, providing assistance.

Took an exam inside the ambulance

Mubashshira took her two-hour science 2 (biology) exam inside the ambulance, with Noorsaba Ansari, a 9-year-old student from the same school, serving as her writer. Sister Arockiammal Anthony, the principal of St Stanislaus School, agreed to invigilate inside the ambulance, while a police officer and peon served as guards outside.

Despite holding the question paper for two hours while someone else wrote the answers for her, Mubashshira was grateful for the opportunity to take the exam. Her determination to continue despite the fact that the challenges is a testament to her grit and strength.

The school administration and staff also contributed to Mubashshira’s medical expenses, demonstrating a collective effort to support her in her time of need. This inspiring story serves as a powerful example of the importance of perseverance and the “never give up” attitude.

Girls running to take an exam

In February this year, we saw a viral video where a group of girls were running to the exam centre due to a traffic jam. The group of girls began running towards the examination centre in the Kaimur area as they were running late. They were afraid that they wouldn’t be allowed to take the exam if they didn’t arrive on time. As they realized that the traffic jam they were caught in wouldn’t clear in time, they decided to run towards the exam centre to make it on time.

Most of the girls who had headed towards the examination centre were accompanied by their parents or had ridden in autorickshaws. However, they had all gotten stuck in traffic jams, which had left them immobile. To avoid wasting their time in the traffic jam, the girls had abandoned the vehicles and started running towards their examination centre with admit cards and pens in their hands in the middle of the NH-2, Mohania.

Shantonil Nag

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