Most students say it is difficult for them to speak fluent English because they come from lower middle class backgrounds. The government initiative, they say, has improved their vocabulary and, most importantly, helped them get rid of the hesitation in speaking the language.
"It was my dream to make my parents proud and today I have made a beginning. The aim is to get admission in Indian institute of Science Education and Research in Mohali,” says Manish of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya-25
Professor Sirohi said, “Parents have complained that the students who got admitted to the school in 2010 are being treated indifferently. We have asked the principal to explain the same to the commission.”