Ashura Akhter Pinky, a final year student of Satkhira Government College, gave birth to a girl on November 30 at Satkhira Sadar hospital. Five days later, on December 5, Pinky went to her college to sit for her political organization examination with her newborn in her lap directly from the hospital.
A student of Bangla department at Satkhira Government College and elder daughter of Sheikh Raju Ahmed, Pinky is from Sakhipur village of Debhata upazila in Satkhira. She is married to Mahmudul Hssan Sujon, son of former union parishad member Nazrul Islam of the neighbouring Kora village.
After the exam, Pinky said, "Sujon and I were in good term even before we got married. He promised me that I will continue my education after our marriage. I, too, wanted that.
"Everyone, including my in-laws, stood by me. Without them, it would have been difficult for me to come this far."
Professor Kazi Asadul Islam, convener of the college's honors examination committee, said that Pinky's indomitable desire for education amazes everyone in the college.
He added, "Pinky has already sat for five exams and has one more exam to attend."
On November 30, Pinky and Sujon became the parents of a girl under the supervision of Dr Mahfuza Akhter and Dr Saifullah Al Kafi at Satkhira Sadar Hospital.
Speaking to the Business Standard, Sujan said, "Pinky went to the college to attend her examination directly from the hospital. I want her to continue her education because of her stern desire.
"Pinky repeatedly wanted to know if she could attend the examination while she was on her way to the hospital to give birth," Sujon added.
Dr Saifullah said, "Pinky has won against her struggles with education. She is an ideal role model for any female student."