Despite facing hardship,students of the Economic Weaker Sections (EWS) left their mark on the Class X examinations with many attributing their success to meticulous planning and execution. Chandigarh Newsline chronicles their stories.
Shubham: This student of Delhi Public School,Sector 40,achieved a perfect CGPA 10 and his school records describe him as a bright student who never gets on the wrong side of his teachers. Life,however,hasnt been kind to Shubham who lost his father and attributes his success to inspiration from his mother. He has now opted for the non-medical stream and is at times supported by his sister.
Harman Saini: Son of a taxi driver,this student of Delhi Public School,Sector 40,also achieved a perfect score. I always loved science and am always tempted to learn more and more about what happens and why,which made it easier for me to score such a CGPA, Saini said.
Neeraj Kumar: A carpenters son,this student of St Johns High School,Sector 26,scored a CGPA of 9.4. He lists cricket among his interests and says he studies regularly for three days every week. I got a nice school and teachers. My aim is to get to the IITs as I want to be a software engineer, Kumar said. He has opted for the non-medical stream.
Mohit Jain: The son of a street vendor,this student of St Johns High School,Sector 26,scored a CGPA of 9. Mohit had to overcome the odds as his father was admitted in hospital when the exams began. It was very difficult for me to study as I had to visit the hospital,but I managed, Jain said. He,however,didnt have to look far for inspiration as his elder brother,Vijas Jain,scored 94. 4 per cent marks in the Class XII examinations. My brother always helped me in studies, Mohit,who has now opted for the non-medical stream,said.
Ajit: The son of a gardner,this student of St Johns High School-26 scored a CGPA of 8.8. his ambition is to be a civil servant. With the support of my school teachers and parents I secured a good grade. First I will get admission into the IITs and after that will sit for the IAS exam, he said.
Similarly five students of Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School,Sector 26,earned good grades. All had Hindi as their medium of instruction for studies in Class X. While Afreen and Sunaina got CGPA of 8 each,Chandam earned 8.4 CGPA while Meenakshi and Pooja got CGPA of 7.8.