CBSE Class X results: Adversity doesn’t deter these toppers

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: May 22, 2014 16:24 IST

A tea vendor’s son Amit Kumar has secured CGPA 9.4 in Class 10 examination on Tuesday. Amit is the student of Government Model High School, Vikas Nagar, and his father, Shiv Kumar, runs a small tea stall in Sector 17 near KC cinema.

Speaking to HT, Shiv Kumar said: “My son has been sincere. His success was expected and he has made us proud.”

Kumar migrated to the city in 1998 and has since then been selling tea in Sector-17.

The 17-year-old Amit, the eldest among four brothers, says that he was expecting a CGPA of 10, but a low score in English hit his grades. “I am satisfied and looking forward to higher studies,” he said.

Amit has scored 100% in Hindi and Social Science, besides 95% in Science and Maths. With Maths as his favourite subject, he wants to be an engineer.

His father Shiv Kumar said that he would have no hesitation in spending whatever little money he had on his son’s future education. “I want to see him doing well in life, not selling tea,” he said.

Living in a single room accommodation near Mauli Jagran, Amit said that his family was the real inspiration behind his success. “I want all my brothers to do well, he said


Vivek Kumar, son of a vegetable vendor, has secured CGPA 9.2. A student admitted under the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) admitted at St John’s High School, Vivek said that both his parents and teachers had played a crucial role in his studies. Planning to pursue commerce, he said he wanted to be a charted accountant.

“I have reached here because of my parents’ hard work and their faith in me,” he said.

An exceptional footballer, he has also represented schools in several state and national level tournaments.

Another EWS student of the school Ramandeep, whose father is a peon, has achieved CGPA 9. He wants to take the NDA exam in future. Besides one more EWS student Muthuvel secured CGPA 8.4.


From hospital bed to academic glory, Chandigarh’s 15-yearold Aryan Jajma has secured a perfect 10 CGPA score even as he has been undergoing treatment for critical blood disease, leukaemia, since 2006. What makes his success even more commendable is that he has spent most of his time in a hospital near Chennai.

Aryan, a student of Chandig arh Baptist School, Sector 47, told HT: “I did most of my studies for Class 10 on a hospital bed. I remained focused in spite of painful chemotherapy sessions,” he said

“Thanks to inspiration from my family and school teachers, I could manage to get a perfect score,” he said. He wants to be a pilot.

“I know t hat I need t o be physically fit to be part of Indian armed forced. But I am trying to level best to come to that level and make my family proud,” he said

He asserted that there were times during his painful chemotherapy sessions that he lost confidence and will but then he had well-wishers by his side, who motivated him to stand up again and fight against all odds.

His father SP Yadav, who is a government employee in Chandigarh, said: “For a father, it is really a proud moment to see his son excel in such a difficult situation.”


Arshdeep and Divya Sethi, both students of Saupins 32, secured CGPA 10 in the board exams.

Both are national football players and have also re presented UT.

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