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The toppers rise from the east

A handful of east Delhi schools that parents may not aspire to put your child in are churning out toppers.

delhi Updated: Jun 06, 2007 13:57 IST
Anuradha Mukherjee

They have cracked the myth of south Delhi private schools. A handful of east Delhi schools that you may not aspire to put your child in are churning out toppers - at least all of them boast of a good number of students with above 90 per cent marks.

This year, all three English toppers are from little-known east Delhi schools and even the government school topper is from that part of the city.

Deepanjali Itkan of Greenway Modern School (Dilshad Garden) has scored a 100 in her English Core paper, a feat that made many students of so called elite schools sweat. She says most of her classmates have done fabulously in English and also adds that 152 students have received distinction.

"There are 15 students who have scored above 90 per cent," she adds. Neha Luthra of Bharati Public School (Swasthya Vihar) and Jyoti Rana of Kendriya Vidyalaya (AGCR Colony), both in east Delhi, have scored 98 each in English Core. And they are not an exception. Students from schools like Lovely Public School (Priyadarshini Vihar) and Bal Bhavan Public School (Mayur Vihar) also have a number of students who have scored aggregate marks above 90 per cent. Savita Arora, principal of Bharati Public School, feels that east Delhi students work harder.

"Our students work harder as they come from the salaried class, while the south Delhi school students take things for granted."