Girls once again outperformed in this years Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) Class 12 examinations,the results of which were declared Saturday.
In all,87 per cent of the girls and 72.2 per cent of boys passed the examination,which also saw the total pass percentage taking a big leap from last years 72.31 per cent to 78.97 per cent this time.
Among the districts,Ludhiana came out tops with its girls bagging the top three positions in humanities. The commerce topper too is from a Ludhiana school. In all,13 students from Ludhiana are placed in the top 10 and all of them are girls.
Mehak Jamaal from Ludhiana and Maninder Kaur from Malaut shared the first position by scoring 96.89 per cent each in humanities,while Charanpreet Kaur and Jyoti Bansal from Sanmati Vimal Jain Senior Secondary Public School,Jagraon,bagged the second and third positions respectively.
Mehak,a student of BCM Senior Secondary School,Jamalpur,aspires to be a successful playback singer.
My father is a devotional singer and mother is a lawyer. She deserves the credit for my result, Mehak,who is also the recipient of Rashtrapti Bulbul Award,said. I want to be a successful playback singer, she said.
Mehak shared the first rank with Maninder Kaur from GTB Khalsa Senior Secondary School,Malaut.
Maninder,who hails from Kriyiwala village,is a farmers daughter and was not expecting to top the state.I was sure of being in the merit list,but had no idea that I will end up the topper, Maninder said,adding she aims to become an IAS officer.
Charanpreet Kaur,who bagged the second position with 96.44 per cent marks,aims to a judicial magistrate and I have started preparations for the same. She also credited her success to her parents.
He classmate Jyoti Bansal,who came in third with 96.22 per cent marks,is a daughter of a clerk in the Nagar Council committee of Jagraon. My parents didnt expect that I will be getting a state rank. But I have proven my my ability now, Jyoti said.
Not only humanities,Ludhiana also produced two girl toppers in commerce stream.
Tamanna Sharma,who topped commerce in state with 94.67per cent marks,is from Dashmesh Senior Secondary School. Ecstatic over the success,she said,Till afternoon,I was not even aware that I have topped in Punjab. But now the feeling is slowly sinking in. The daughter of a businessman father,she wants to be a chartered accountant.
Tammana shares the top position with Rajwinder Kaur of Teja Singh Swatantra Memorial Senior Secondary School,Shimplapuri.
Davinder Pal Singh,a student of D C Collegiate Senior Secondary School,Jalandhar,is the science topper.