The declaration of Class X results by the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) on Monday brought cheer to the students of Ludhiana district. The district topped the chart with maximum merit positions of 126 out of a total of 430.
In the top 10 list of state toppers,15 students with some of them being bracketed for the same slots are from Ludhiana district. Out of them,12 are girls. In Ludhiana,BCM Senior Secondary School,Jamalpur Colony,Focal Point repeated its success story of Class XII results and its five students made it to the top 10 list.
The second rank holder in Punjab and first in district with 96.31% marks is Harneet Kaur from Nanakana Sahib Public School,Khasi Kalan. She,however,resides in neighbouring village Sahadana and is the daughter of a railway technician and a teacher.
Elated,she said,Im feeling on cloud nine. Now Ill do better in Class XII and achieve the ultimate goal of clearing IAS.
Sarika from BCM Senior Secondary School,Jamalpur,and Deepak Kumar from SGD Grammar Senior Secondary School,Dhandari Kalan,grabbed second rank in the district and third in Punjab with 96.15% marks.
Sarika,who feels humanities are no less than science or commerce,wishes to be a fashion designer. I worked hard and knew this was coming. My mother runs a boutique and I want to achieve greater heights in the same profession. Teachers played an important role in my life, she told Ludhiana Newsline.
Aiming to be a mathematics lecturer,Deepak Kumar,son of a grocery shop owner and a homemaker,said,Some financial problems in home were never enough to distract me from studies. Parents are actually pleasantly surprised as they were never expecting good results.
Fourth in Punjab and third in district was Krishna from BCM,Jamalpur. She is the daughter of a serviceman and a homemaker. With 96% marks,she wants to be an engineer. I have decided to go for non-medical and my parents and teachers have played maximum part in this success, she said.
Palak from Shaheed Bhagat Singh Public School,Machhiwara,stood sixth in Punjab with 95.69% marks and seventh rank in the state was shared by Amit from BCM,Jamalpur,and Manoj Singh Rawat from RS Model Senior Secondary School,Shastri Nagar,with 95.54% marks.
Three students from the district got eighth rank in Punjab,namely Sakshi Jain from BCM Jamalpur,Sangeeta Rani from SGD Grammar Senior Secondary School and Ravneet Kaur from Harsh Vidya Mandir,New Subhash Nagar,with 95.38% marks each.
Riya Gupta from BVM,Udham Singh Nagar,and Baljeet Kaur from Dashmesh Senior Secondary School got the ninth rank in the state with 95.23% marks.
Tenth position in the state was too a cakewalk for three girls,Prabhleen Kaur Grewal from Sri Hari Krishan Model Senior Secondary School,Dhandari; Sonali Chawla from BCM,Jamalpur; and Harvinder Kaur from Teja Singh Swatantra Memorial Senior Secondary School,Shimlapuri,with 95.08% marks each.
M R Mehta,principal of BCM School,Jamalpur,whose students bagged maximum merit positions,said,I am very proud and I promise that our school will continue to work and support the students in every way. Students are our biggest strength.