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HindustanTimes Thu,31 Jul 2014

Take it easy, says all-India CBSE topper

Sahil Magoo, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, July 02, 2014
First Published: 12:59 IST(2/7/2014) | Last Updated: 13:50 IST(2/7/2014)
Amid the many ­nervous aspirants at Delhi Universityfs North Campus on Tuesday, we ­spotted the ­rather relaxed all-India ­topper, Sarthak Agrawal, at Shri Ram College of Commerce. Having scored 99.6% in the CBSE exams, the 18-year-old shared some advice for ­others to not worry about the crazy cut-offs, and said he has taken in his stride all the fun being poked at him on social media.  

gYes, I have seen the memes (that make fun of his high score). All of it is in good humour ... I am amazed how creative people are! I also had a good laugh at some of them. As long as these jokes donft hurt anyonefs feelings, Ifm all for them!h said the Delhi boy, who will now pursue BA Economics Honours from SRCC.

His father Sushil Chandra, a software consultant, said he understood the ­worries of other parents and students, and advised them to not to be discouraged. gThere is no fun to be stressed. The best part was that Sarthak never stressed. I advise all ­parents and students not to get discouraged and seek ­admission wherever they get it ... itfll all be good.h     

Talking about not missing out on the good things in life over academic pressure, Sarthak said, gEven while preparing for the exams, I tried to take out time for sports. I like playing cricket and table tennis.h

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