Many city students who outshone in Class 10 CBSE board examination this year have proved their mettle in extracurricular activities as well. The top-graders have surpassed in all kinds of extracurricular activities representing their schools in various competitions.
Ryan International School student and Rosewood Estate resident Pallavi Chauhan, who got A1 grade in all subjects with Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) 10, has set an example that one doesn't need to be a book worm to do better in academics.
She has represented her school in the International School Convention for quality control in Sri Lanka and participated in leadership skills at British School Model United Nations.
Unlike most of her classmates who did exhaustive study while preparing for the board exam, she used to go to Mahipalpur and Rangpuri Pahari villages to teach the students of slum area.
She said: “I cannot spend the whole day with books. I understand that studying is important but I cannot study at the cost of my life. I love to enjoy my life and for that I listen to music, dance, participate in plays and teach slum students too.”
Gurkiran Kaur, from Amity International School, Sector 43, who scored A1 in all subjects with grade point 10, is already popular as spokesperson among her schoolmates.
Besides participating in debates and vocabulary competitions, she was the most sought after name in her school when it comes to events like dance and drama.
Garkiran said: “I make sure that if I am studying four hours a day, I get two hours to nurture my hobbies and interests. I think I cannot survive without my hobbies and interests.”
Nakul Yadav from DAV Public School has scored a good grades but not at the cost of his interest.
He is a regular Facebook visitor with 350 friends in his friend list. He used to update his status even during exams. This apart, he is also a good speaker and represented his school in various competitions.
“I cannot be a book worm. We cannot learn everything from books,” he said.