New Delhi: Education sector in India is slowly gaining strength with Government schools too now focusing on education, while the government schools across the nation have scored an 87.17%, Delhi alone stood out with a 94.29% pass percentage.
As many as 1,31,629 government school students have appeared for exams this year with three students who topped the charts.
Youngest of the four daughters of her father, a restaurant cook in Old Delhi, this bright student Miss Sana from Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya No. 2 Jama Masjid has secured a 488/500 that is 97.6%.
A perfect 100 in history, 98 in homes science and Urdu, a 96 in English and political science, Sana was surprised as well as shocked to learn her score.
An elated Sana who received the congratulatory call from Dy. Chief Minister Manish Sisodia says: “I expected to do well, but enough to be the topper, but this is the result of my hard work and constant support of my parents, teachers and my school,” Sana said.
So what does Sana aspire to be in future? This bright student wants to appear for civil services with a BA programme from St Stephen’s College.
The second topper Miss Gyan Kaur daughter if a private company employee and also from Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya, Ramesh Nagar secured 485/500 with 97%. When Mr Sisodia called her to congratulate this girl could not believe her ears.
A perfect score in economics, 99 in political science and physical education, 96 in Hindi, 95 in home science and 91 in English, this girl wants to take up a degree course in political science at Lady Shri Ram College for Women.
When asked about her dreams, Gyan said: “After three years in the college, I will decide on my specific goals because I have always believed that everything we do should be done after properly understanding it and being interested in it.”
The third topper is Master Naman Gupta from Government Boys Senior Secondary School, Najafgarh secured 483/500 a 96.6%.
This young lad is the science stream topper and the only boy in the top ten among government school students.
He scored good in his chemistry and English papers, with 98 in biology and physics and finally 95 in mathematics.
Naman aspires to become a doctor. His father works in a courier company while his mother is a teacher in a municipal corporation school.
“I was travelling for almost two-and-a-half hours every day, so that’s why I though it better to move to a government school. But once I shifted, I realised how good the teachers in these schools were,” Naman recalls after he shifted from a government school in Dwarka.
“My biology teacher had no problems if I contacted her at time, and though I did not like mathematics it was due to my teacher, and my elder sister, that I got good marks in the subject.”