A 21-year-old woman gave birth to a baby boy on Tuesday at an examination centre in the Giridih district of Jharkhand.
A student of Adarah College in Dhanwar, Bharti Kumari was appearing for the third year Bachelor of Arts examination at Saria College, approximately 25 kilometres from her home.
Kumari, a resident of Jitkundi village under Birni police station, had left her house around two hours before the examination and reached the centre after travelling on a bumpy road in a three wheeler.
College authorities said all seemed well when she reached the centre minutes before the exams began. However, within half-an-hour into the exams, Kumari went into labour.
Authorities called a medical team from a nearby nursing home but by the time they could reach the college, Kumari had delivered her baby.
The mother and child were immediately taken to the nursing home in an ambulance. Both of them were in a good condition when they were released from the hospital around 3: 00 pm.
The examination centre superintendent Arun Kumar said they were grateful to God for both the mother and child were safe.
“The moment she suffered labour pains, our colleague Professor Vinita Kumari rushed in and tried taking the patient to an empty room but she delivered the child on the way,” Kumar said.
He said other examinees did get disturbed for few minutes but as the proverbial adage goes ‘all is well that ends well,” they were all happy to see the mother and child safe.