Propelled by the desire to succeed
CHANDIGARH: Arshdeep Kaur of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Senior Secondary School, Sector 35B, here has scored 94.2% marks in the Central Board of Secondary Education Class-12 examination in non-medical stream, but what makes her different from other toppers is her struggle to accomplish what she did today.
Her father, Jagraj Singh, is a sewadar in a Gurdwara at Sector 44, here with monthly income of Rs7,000. However, Singh was determined to educate his children. "Arshdeep is a brilliant student although she belongs to a very poor family. I used to teach her English and always saw the spark in her. Her success will encourage many such students, who desire to get good marks and belong to poor family. In the entire school I could see an aura in her," said Tarsem Kaur Bains, principal of Sri Guru Gobind Singh school.
Talking to HT Arshdeep said, "I always wanted to study and make my parents proud. Presently, I aim at becoming a successful math teacher, but I also want to clear the Civil Services exam and make my parents proud." Her brother and mother are equally ecstatic
and are proud of her success. FROM HUMILITY TO PATH TO GLORY
A student of commerce at GMSSS-MHC, Ritika Kumar scored 90.2% in the Class-12 board examinations with the help of coaching in accounts and maths.
Ritika, daughter of a smalltime shop owner in Manimajra, is preparing for CA CPT entrance exam, which is scheduled to be held on June 17, but without any tuition. She lives with her parents, two siblings, uncle and grandparents in a small house in Manimajra.
The household manages with a paltry monthly income of Rs 6,000 per month.
Her study schedule bears her determination to succeed. She studies early in the morning and takes breaks to keep herself fresh throughout the day.
She also cut herself off from television, mobile and other distractions, so that she could concentrate on her boards.
Modestly, she credits her school and teachers for the result and says that the tuitions were a great support system.
Arshdeep Kaur, who scored 94.2% in non-medical, with her family in Chandigarh on Tuesday.