Unlike the Punjab School Education Board, which granted grace marks to its sportspersons, it was a tough job for CBSE students also pursuing various sports to achieve glory.
A national-level roller skater, Sagar Arora who scored 96% in commerce from BCM Shastri Nagar feels that CBSE needs to lend a helping hand. “I missed my international championship in Belguim this March because of board exams. We want CBSE to recognise our sport talent,” he said, adding, “At times I have carried my books to camps all over India but did not expect 96%.”
Fateh Deep Singh, an international lawn tennis player, from BCM Shastri Nagar never attended classes throughout the year. However, son of an international weightlifter Ram Singh, also his fitness coach and dietician, he managed 70.4% in mass media.
“A career in tennis is my only aim. Teachers prepared me for boards in last few days with extra classes,” said Singh who represented India in Davis Cup and Junior World Cup twice. “He did not pass a single exam in last two years and was busy in tours to Spain for training. CBSE should help such students,” said Paramjit Kaur, principal.
A state-level skater, national-level tennis player, shooter and an athlete, Anmol Kaur Rai scored 95.8% marks in humanities. “Its all about how you manage your time,” she said.