Karnataka: Hijab-wearing Girl Wins Biggest Medal Haul, Netizens Sing Paeans To Her

20 Mar, 2022 14:32 IST|Sakshi Post

Bengaluru: Amid all the brouhaha over wearing Hijab in Karnataka educational institutions, a college girl who wears hijab to college won a record number of gold medals at the 21st convocation ceremony of Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU). 

22-year-old Bushra Mateen became the first student of VTU to receive 16 gold medals. Earlier, a BE civil student of Sahyadri College of Engineering, Mangaluru held the record of winning the biggest gold medal haul - 13 in total. 

Bushra is a civil engineering graduate of SLN College of Engineering in Raichur. She stood first in the civil engineering stream by scoring an aggregate cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 9.73.

The golden girl got a rousing reception from the august gathering as she went up the dais to receive her medals from Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, Governor Thawarchand Gehlot and Higher Education Minister CN Ashwath Narayan. 

She said she drew inspiration from her father Zaheeruddin who is a junior engineer. Though her father wanted to see her daughter pursue medicine, he supported her decision when she opted for civil engineering. 

As the controversy over hijab was still on, a hijab-wearing girl winning the biggest medal haul got bouquets from netizens on social media. Take a look at some of the praises below. 

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