Nagma Mansuri: A role model in riot hit Uttar Pradesh

Shamli (Uttar Pradesh): Nagma Mansuri, daughter of a vegetable vendor, wins Gold Medal in M.Sc Physics from Chaudhary Charan Singh University, formerly known as Meerut University. She is a student of Rashtriya Kisan Post Graduate

Last Monday, she received Gold Medal from Ram Naik, Uttar Pradesh Governor and Chancellor of Chaudhary Charan Singh University in a grand ceremony.

Nagma’s Father, had studied till 8th standard and her mother did not even go to school. But the parents are well aware of value of education. Despite economic burden of the family, Nagma’s Father worked hard to afford for education of his children.

Tabassum Mansuri, elder sister of Nagma Mansuri, was also the topper of Meerut University in 2014. Nagma Mansuri’s youger brother is a student of computer science.

“I love teaching and want to join a college as professor”, says Nagma Mansuri.

Shamli witnessed worst kind of communal riots in 2013 when most of the parents stopped sending their girl children to school.

Farzana Mansuri, Nagma’s mother said that “Initially, people were criticizing us for sending our daughters to college. But, after the laurel they brought to the town by their astonishing success, they have become a role model for others. There are many girls in the town who want to become like them and come to our house for guidance.”