Nothing is impossible if one works hard. This is what Sandeep Kumar, a son of daily-wager, says who bagged third position in the PSEB plus two examination in the district.
Working as a newspaper hawker to support his father to make their both ends meet, this non-medical student of Senior Secondary School, Amloh, of the district has stood third in district. He dreams of becoming a mechanical engineer.
He said that every morning he used to get up at about 6 am and distributed newspapers to make some pocket money before going to school.
After school, he used to attend his tuition classes in physics, chemistry and mathematics. Kumar said that his classes used to be over at about 7pm and he used to sit for his studies from 9 pm to 2 am morning. Burning midnight oil had helped him to score 419 marks out of 450.
Giving credits of his success to his parents, Kumar said that despite financial crunch, his parents had been supporting him. The way his father had been working hard, it had become his utmost responsibility to put maximum efforts to achieve something in life.
He is the only brother of two sisters and his elder sister is also pursuing her graduation from a college from Khanna. Kumar said that her sister was also doing embroidery work to support her parents.
Kumar also gave credit to his teachers for his success and said that his charged minimum tuition fee and because of it, it was possible for him to get quality coaching for his science students.
Kumar is the only student from government school of the district to make it to the merit list of Class XII examination conducted by the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) in the district.
While talking to HT, Kumar's father Ashok Kumar who works as daily wager, said that he could not believe that his son secured third position in the district. He said that he would support him for his bright career.
Ramesh Kumar, principal of the school, said that they called his parents to honour him in the school and the school had also distributed sweets amongst students.
Meanwhile, the district education officer Parveen Kumar claimed that the government school performed well as overall result was reported 97.99 per cent. He also added that in the 36 district government schools, 17 schools got 100 percent result.