Ansuiya, a native of Badera village in Uttar Pradesh's Mahoba district, received a perfect score of 100 percent in the CBSE Class 12 exam. Due to her family's financial hardships, Ansuiya is the only member of her family who completed high school and passed her examinations with excellent marks. Her brothers studied till Class 8, while her parents and sister were never educated.
She was chosen as a meritorious student for VidyaGyan after Class 5, a free residential school for economically disadvantaged children in the Bulandshahr region. Ansuiya is now hopeful that she will be able to attend college if she is awarded a scholarship.
Ansuiya, a student of the Humanities stream, received 100 percent in English, History, Geography, Painting, and Hindi electives, as well as 99 points in political science.
While talking about her ambitions and dreams, Ansuiya said her favourite subjects are geography and journalism and she aspires to become an IAS officer. "I want to become an IAS officer to bring a change in my area. As Bundelkhand is a remote area, we have to face many problems here. If I get the opportunity to continue my studies, I will spread awareness in the area," she said.
Ansuiya noted that the literacy rate, strengthening education at the school level, and basic infrastructure in communities are some of the important areas where she wants to start working.
"Online schooling was quite challenging for me," she remarked when questioned about her experience with online classes as schools were closed due to Covid-related limitations. "Long power outages and spotty internet connections are common in our area. I don't have access to a computer. My school used to send study materials to me via WhatsApp, which I downloaded anytime I had access to the internet and studied and revised it. My pre-boards had gone well, so I was optimistic about receiving good marks, but I never expected to receive 100 percent."
Meanwhile, Ansuiya revealed her experience of living in a village with minimal services, revealing that she lost one of her brothers four years ago owing to a lack of a proper healthcare system in her area. Anusiya's father is a labourer, and her mother is a homemaker.