“My father passed away when I was four. Since then, it has always been my three sisters and my mother. So for the last few years, my elder sister and I have been helping her out. After my elder sister got married this April, I help out a little more,” Mahima, Delhi government schools Commerce stream topper, said.
Mahima’s mother Kamini Devi, who teaches at a private school in the city, said, “I have made sure that Mahima’s teaching was not done at the cost of her own studies.”
Having secured 96.8 per cent, Mahima now wants to pursue BCom (Hons) from SRCC. “I want to become a teacher, but then a part of me also wants to get into management,” she said.
For Shubham Garg, the Science stream topper, it was about devoting himself to studying. Garg, a student of RPVV, Raj Niwas Marg, scored 96.8 per cent marks.
“Wo to bas padta hi rehta tha – din ho ya raat. Raat ko lekin zyaada padta tha (He is always studying, during the day and at night.),” Ankit Garg, Shubham’s younger brother said.
Aanchal Sharma, from Government Co-ed school, Surhera, is the Vocational topper. She scored 480 out of 500 and wants to pursue History (Hons) from DU. She also wants to clear the civil services. Her father, who works with the Delhi government, said, “She has always been a go-getter and is very ambitious. I knew she’ll score well, but marks like these were not expected.”
Samar Shakeel, the Humanities topper, wants to study in Venkateshwara College or at Lady Shri Ram College.
With 95 marks in Hindi, English, Political Science and Economics, and 98 in History, she is hoping to get into the college of her choice.
Asked about her scores, she says, “In 10th, my CGPA was 9.6. But I wasn’t taking studies too seriously then. Class XI was a totally different ballgame. I thought I’ll study a little,” she jokingly said.
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