Students from small towns of Uttarakhand topped the high school and intermediate examinations of the state educational board, for which results were announced on Tuesday.
None of the students from any school in Dehradun region could make it to the top three positions either in the high school or the intermediate board exams.
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Pritam Singh of SVMHHS School, Srinagar (Pauri) obtained the first position in the high school examinations with 98.2 percentile, whereas Saumya Srivastava of VVMIC Munsyari obtained the second position by getting 96.8% marks.
Similarly, Anjali of Chaudah Bigha (Rishikesh) and Kajal of SVMIC BHEL, Ranipur (Haridwar) jointly topped the state with 95.2% marks in the intermediate examination.
Deepak Singh Mehra of Vivekanand IC Almora and Akshdeep Vatsal of RLS SVMIC Jaspur obtained 96.2% to claim the combined third position in high school board.
Pritam Singh of SVMHSS Srinagar who topped the high school exams of Uttarakhand board with 98.2% originally belongs to Bora village of Rudraprayag district. His father Dinesh Singh Gusain is posted as a constable in the Uttarakhand Police in Srinagar. Pritam who has not taken any tuitions credits his success to his hard work and good revision.
"I want to become a software engineer in the future" Pritam told HT.
Pawan Prakash of Vivekanand VMIC Mandalsera, Bageshwar and Prachi Gupta of SSDPC GIC Roorkee claimed the second position with 95% marks in intermediate board.
The trio - Ashish Singh Gusain of SVMIC New Tehri, Hemchandra Pathak of VVMIC Hichauri Bageshwar and Richa Rana Goswami of GDVMIC Uttarkashi bagged the third position with 93.8% in intermediate board.
Anjali of JKUPSVMMIC School Dhalwala, Rishikesh who stood joint first in intermediate exam with 95.2% marks studied 8-10 hours daily. Her father runs a general merchant shop at Dhalwala Rishikesh. Anjali says that she wants to become a scientists so that she can help the society by coming out with new innovations.
"The credit for my success goes to continuous revision and intensive studies" she says.
The board results were announced by RK Kunwar, director (secondary education) in Ramnagar (Nainital) who termed the overall results as satisfactory.
The pass percentage for the intermediate examination is 74.54% while for high school it is 70.68%.
“Department will review the results and the achievements of the students as well as the teachers” Kunwar told HT.