In the Class 12 results announced by the Punjab School Education Board, SAS Nagar has once again failed to make an impression with its overall pass percentage, which has gone down by 10% as compared to last year. The pass percentage this year is 67.77% with only 8 students making it to the merit list. The performance this year has been the worst in three years.
Jaspreet Kaur, a student of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Kharar, besides topping in the non-medical stream is also the district’s overall topper with 96.8% marks. Aiming to be an engineer, she was apprehensive whether or not she would be able to realise her dream owing to financial constraints. Her father Inderjit Singh works as a driver and is the sole bread-winner of the family. She says her mother Karamjit Kaur is her best friend and guide. “In her absence I wouldn’t have been able to perform the way I have,” Jaspreet says.
Swati Kalia and Manpreet Kaur are both students of Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Kurali, have bagged the second and third positions, respectively, in the district. While Swati has scored 96.4%, Manpreet has scored 96.2% and both are from the non-medical stream.
Aditi Kashyap is the district’s commerce topper with 95.3% marks and she is a student of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Kharar. She too has done her family proud fighting financial hardships. Her father is a TV mechanic and the family’s only earning hand. Aditi aims to become a chartered accountant. She says she will look for scholarships to realise her dream.
In the medical stream, Kirandeep Kaur topped in the district with 95.1% marks. She wants to become a doctor and make her parents proud. She says her father Bhupinder Singh, a small-time contractor, is her biggest strength.
Meanwhile, girls once again fared better as there is only one boy among the eight students who have made it to the merit list.