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CBSE Class 12th Board results: Chandigarh has Super Sunday with three toppers

CBSE Class 12th Board results: Chandigarh’s three toppers are Bhumi Sawant, second all-India topper (science) with 99.4% and Mannat Luthra and Aditya Jain, joint third toppers (commerce)

education Updated: Jul 02, 2017 17:12 IST
Bhoomi Sawant - CBSE Class 12 Board exam second all-India and science topper with 99.4%.
Bhoomi Sawant - CBSE Class 12 Board exam second all-India and science topper with 99.4%.(Ravi Kumar/Chandigarh)

For the tiny Union Territory of Chandigarh, Sunday was special as three students topped the country in the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE’s) Class 12 board examination, results of which were declared on Sunday. Bhoomi Sawant, a science student, scored 99.4% marks to emerge as the all-India second topper and Mannat Luthra and Aditya Jain jointly bagged the third rank. Luthra and Jain both scored 99.2% in commerce.

Noida’s Raksha Gopal led the toppers’ list in the Class 12 exam by scoring 99.6% in humanities stream. Gopal, a student of Amity International School, scored 100 in 3 subjects – English Core, political science and economics. She scored 99 in psychology and history.

Last year, Sukriti Gupta of New Delhi’s Montfort School in Ashok Vihar scored 99.4% to top the Class 12 exams. She was a science student.

Aditya Jain, who secured all-India rank three with Mannat Luthra (commerce) celebrates with his family (Sant Arora/Hindustan Times)

An ear for music

Sawant, a student of DAV School in Sector 8, scored 100 in physics, chemistry, mathematics and computer science and 97 in English.

Jaskiran Harika, the principal of Sawant’s school, said Sawant has an ear for music and is good at playing the harmonium.

Sawant, who wants to become a computer science engineer, called up her physics teacher, Rajwant Singh, first to share her result.

No WhatsApp or Facebook

Bhavan Vidyalaya’s Luthra was in for a surprise when she received a call from the Union human resource development minister, Prakash Javdekar, congratulating her for her rank.

Luthra, who bagged 100 marks in maths and accounts, said she consistently studied for six to seven hours a day throughout the year. “I didn’t even use Whatsapp or Facebook for an entire year to be able to see this day. I’m too happy to be able to speak now,” the resident of Panchkula, a part of Chandigarh Tricity area, said.

The daughter of a pharmaceutical distributor father and a homemaker mother, Luthra wants to pursue a degree from the University of Delhi and prepare for the elite civil services.

Her father, Deepak, shared how he never pushed his daughter for studies. “Mannat was a bright kid right from her pre-nursery days. This was what we had always expected from her,” the elated father said.

Her family is flooded with congratulatory calls and messages from relatives, friends and neighbours.

Mannat, third all-India topper with Aditya Jain (commerce), with her family. (Sant Arora/Hindustan Times)

‘Three to four hours of study is enough’

Jain, a schoolmate of Luthra, scored full marks in economics and business studies and 98 in English - his lowest.

“I’m strictly against the ideology of refraining from every other activity and drowning one in exhaustive hours of study. I worked hard but never toiled beyond three to four hours a day and I think this is the secret behind my success,” Jain said.

The CBSE class 12 result 2017 were delayed after a Delhi High Court directive on the moderation policy, which the school board struck down for this year. CBSE was directed by the high court to continue with it for at least this year.

Check your CBSE Class 12th result 2017 by clicking on cbseresults.nic.in.

With inputs from Ifra Mufti, Aneesha Bedi and Vivek Gupta in Chandigarh