Fund crunch not a damper for waiter’s son
Manish Pandey (in pic), a student of GMSSS-10, Chandigarh, who secured CGPA 10, not only made his teachers proud but brought tears to his father’s eyes.
A waiter at Chandigarh Club, Vishen Dutt Pandey’s aim to move from Uttarakhand to Chandigarh was his children’s education.
“Today, I feel I took the right decision as I want my kids to achieve what I couldn’t,” said the proud father, who believes his hard work has paid off. Manish, who took private tuitions before board preparation, owes a lot to his tutor in Nayagaon, besides his teachers at the government school.
“I want to become a permanent member of the coaching institute as that will be my way of reciprocating my tutor’s efforts for me, who even gifted me a bicycle so that I could ride from residence in Sector 11 to the class,” said Pandey.
Pandey appeared for the board based exam as opposed to most his friends at the school who gave the school-based exams. Manish has also won two bronze medals at state-level badminton tournaments.
The young man’s inspiration is APJ Abdul Kalam and wishes to pursue non-medical in Class 11. “I enjoy listening to music and reading comics during my free time,” said a smiling Manish.
Boy who didn’t take tuition, but gave to others
Himashu Gupta from CL DAV, Sector 11, who secured CGPA 10, didn’t take tuition himself, but gave it to others. “For the last two years, I have been giving tuition to students of junior classes, but I didn’t take any tuition,” he said.
Himanshu used to spend two hours on giving tuitions to students of junior classes. His father Satinder Gupta works with a builder and mother Anjana is a shopkeeper.
“I give credit of my success to Rajni and Binu Bhalla ma’am. I want to do mechanical engineering from IIT,” he said.
Daughter of cab driver comes out with flying colours
Nishika Joshi of The Millennium school, SAS Nagar, scored 10 CGPA and aims to be a doctor. Her mother is a housewife and father is a cab driver, who has been working day and night to ensure that his children get best education.
“Science is my favourite subject. I aim to be a doctor. I did take tutions for math and science to brush up my skills,” said Niharika, the eldest of her two siblings.
Son of carpenter chisels a success story
Salman, who studies under the Economically Weaker Section at St John’s High School, Chandigarh, is the son of a carpenter. Faced with financial difficulties, he just kept his focus to rank among the best in the city, where others would actually be riding in BMWs. Drawing his inspiration from his uncle, he wants to be a doctor and ensure that some of the issues he faced during his studies are never faced by anyone.
For this diabetes patient, success is that much sweeter
Naumika Khanna of Delhi Public School, who was diagnosed with diabetes when she was just seven and suffered attacks of epilepsy in 2015 is now so alive that she cannot sleep. Yet, during treatment for her disease, her medication made her feel dizzy and sleepy leading to reduction in her study time. However, with correct allotment of time to each subject, she managed a spot among the perfect scorers. She claims that she continues to take inspiration from everyone she meets.
For these NCC cadets, scoring well was a cakewalk
Ace rifle shooter Lakshdeep Singh, an NCC cadet at St Soldier School, SAS Nagar, made it big by scoring the perfect 10 in the CBSE Class 10 results. Lakshdeep got first the first rank in rifle shooting contest held by the NCC, Ropar. Throughout the year, he attended several NCC camps, but he was sure he could excel in both studies and other activities as well. Meanwhile, another outstanding NCC cadet of the same school Abhishek Singh also scored the coveted CGPA 10. He had bagged the first prize in obstacle race and volley tournament held at a camp held by the NCC Ropar. At the camp, he was adjudged as the best cadet in march past and also bagged the first position in the NCC exams.
Father’s death shook his world, he bounced back like a champ
Shivam Modi’s father had died due to heart attack on January 18, at a time when his pre-board exams were just around the corner. His world was shaken, but he bounced back like champion. His father Rakesh Kumar Modi was into the business of making school notebooks. He says he took inspiration from his mother Santosh Modi, who took over her husband’s business. The school management of Manav Mangal School, Panchkula, also pitched in and exempted rest of his fees. “He was little disturbed, but recovered soon,” said Santosh. “I owe my success to my teachers and parents. I did not take any tuition,” he said. He said he wants to do mechanical engineering.
(Compiled by Shailee Dogra, Bhartesh Thakur, Nikhil Sharma, Aneesha Bedi, Indrani Grewal)