They do well — against all odds

Despite hardships,students belonging to Economic Weaker Section (EWS) have performed well in the Class XII CBSE examination,results of which were declared on Monday.

Written by Baninder Rahi | Chandigarh | Published:May 28, 2013 3:53 am

Despite hardships,students belonging to Economic Weaker Section (EWS) have performed well in the Class XII CBSE examination,results of which were declared on Monday.

Vikas Jain of St John’s High School,Sector 26,secured 94.4 per cent marks in commerce stream. It was the first batch of the school. All the 89 students,including six EWS students,passed with flying colours. Vikas,a son of street vendor Krishan Jain,said,“My father was hospitalised before the examination. So I had to visit PGI frequently and earn for my family as well. In the process,I had to burn the midnight oil in order to secure good marks in class XII.”

Giving credit to his teachers and school for his success,Vikas said,“I used to revise what all my teachers taught me everyday. I want to be a chartered accountant and earn well for my family.”

Ravi Kumar got 89 per cent in commerce stream and Rajat Singla fetched 87 per cent marks in the same stream.

At Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School,Mary Robert,an EWS student,also got first division by getting 64.4 per cent marks in non-medical stream. She had Hindi as medium of instruction in Class X while opted for English medium in Class XII.

Ankit Kathuria of Government Model Senior Secondary School (GMSSS),Sector 16,scored 90.6 per cent in non- medical stream. Son of a tailor,Ankit resides in Bapu Dham Colony,Sector 26,and plans to do engineering from IIT.

Another student of GMSSS-16,Pooja Thapar,daughter of a small-time businessman,got 92.6 per cent marks in non-medical stream.

Keshu Parsad,a son of a security guard and a commerce student at GMSSS-16,scored 89.2 per cent.

Meena secured 91 per cent marks in humanities. A student of GMSSS-16,she is the daughter of a peon. School principal Anujit Kaur said,“I am extremely happy with the performance of my students. There has been an improvement in the overall results of the school.”

Medically unfit students fare well too

Iresh Gupta of Bhavan Vidyalaya ,Sector 26,who was hospitalised before his examination,got 96.2 per cent marks in commerce stream. He suffered from dengue,later got spinal arthritis and also suffered from blood pressure. Iresh writes articles in various newspapers and wants to be a theatre artist. “I do not want to stick to one thing only. I have an interest in theatre and want to keep this alive. For sure,I will start my own business,” he added.

A victim of an incident where attempts where made to outrage her modesty,Sonali Sain of KBDAV,Sector 7,scored 86.4 per cent in commerce. She scored well despite the fact that she was on bedrest for more than a year as her left leg had got damaged in the said incident.

A patient of macular degeneration (AMD),Anirav Goyal,of Delhi Public School,Sector 40,has secured 92.2 per cent marks in humanities stream. Due to this disorder,he was not able to read the question paper. Therefore,the school provided him with a writer. A tuition teacher has been teaching Anirav for the past eight years. “My parents are very happy and they are not able to express their feelings as they were not expecting such a performance,” said Anirav.

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