The Class 10 CBSE exam results announced on Saturday have been a sweet moment Sushmita Prasad, the 15-year-old daughter of a daily wager and a domestic help. The results revealed that she scored a perfect 10 CGPA in the exams.
Sushmita studies at Amitasha, a school for students from the economically weaker section (EWS) category run by the non-profit arm of Amity International School, Noida.
“All the credit goes to my teachers who have supported me a lot and always motivated me (saying) that success is not far away if we keep working hard. I checked the result in the morning at the school and immediately called up my father to tell him,” said the resident of Chalera Village in Sector 44, Noida, who now plans to take up science in Class 11 to become a doctor.
Another Amitasha student, Divya Singh, daughter of a security guard, also scored a CGPA of 10. Divya wants to be a fashion designer and plans to pursue humanities now.
“I was jumping with excitement when I saw my result. I had expected that I will get a score above nine, but a score of 10 absolutely surprised me and my family. It seems like I am one step close to my dream of becoming a fashion designer,” she said.
“Divya has always made us proud with her achievements. I had welled up when I heard she has scored the maximum marks. I hope that she makes all her dreams come true as well,” said Seema Singh, Divya’s mother, who works as a domestic help in Sector 44.
Meanwhile, in Ghaziabad’s Indirapuram, Anand Jha, a patient of epilepsy and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), beat many odds to secure a CGPA of 7.8.
The student of Amity International School, Vasundhara, said, “My parents have supported me and helped me a lot in preparing for the exams. They used to sit with me for hours and make me learn all concepts and formulas. My father made humanities’ subjects sound like a story for me to remember them correctly. My parents never pressurised me to get a high score, but always motivated me to work hard.”
According to his parents, Anand’s condition was diagnosed in 2008 when he had his first epileptic seizure. In 2010, he was further diagnosed with ADHD at Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital in Delhi.
He scored 9 in Hindi, 8 in English and Social Science and 7 in Maths and Science. He plans to take up commerce in class 11 and will become a chartered accountant like his father.