Those who have ever been late for examinations would know the desperation and anxiety students face when they, for whatever reason, get delayed or are unable to reach the venue on time. And if the examinations in question are the Class 10 Boards in India, delay is tantamount to failure in life.
However, a young girl from Thrissur, Kerala, has been going viral as an example of bravery and quick-mindedness. In a video that has been going viral on social media, a young girl in school uniform can be seen galloping away on a horse, apparently enroute to her Board examination. The video was shared on micro-blogging site Twitter by Manoj Kumar, whose bio states he is the CEO of Naandi Foundation and co-founder of “Arakau Coffee”, and has over 8,000 likes. “This video clip from my #whatsappwonderbox shows how a girl student is going to write her Class X final exam in Thrissur district, Kerala. This story made my Sunday morning brew of @arakucoffeein taste better! After all, ARAKU coffee is about #cupofchange #GirlPower @NanhiKali”, Kumar wrote.
To no one’s surprise, Mahindra Group Chairman Anand Mahindra shared the video on Twitter, calling the incident ‘brilliant’. “Girls’ education is galloping ahead…A clip that deserves to go viral globally. This, too, is #IncredibleIndia,” her further wrote.
In fact, so impressed was he that he posted yet another tweet, asking netizens to help him find other photos of the girl.
“Does anyone in Thrissur know this girl? I want a picture of her and her horse as my screen saver. She’s my hero..The sight of her charging to school filled me with optimism for the future…”, he wrote.