Chetan Dhir, a student of commerce stream at the local DAV Public School, has scored the top position in CBSE Class XII exams in Amritsar with 97.8% marks, while Ria Kalra, student of medical stream at DAV International School, scored 97.4%. Shreya Chopra, also a student of commerce stream at DAV Public School, bagged the third position with 97.2% marks.
There was a festive mood in schools as the faculty, students and parents came together to celebrate the good performance of students. Sweets were exchanged and the students congratulated for the hard work they had put in.
Elated at securing the first position in the city, Chetan gave the credit of success to his parents and teachers. Sharing his recipe for success, he said, "I used to study six to seven hours a day; the result is based entirely on self-study. I took guidance in mathematics, but besides that I took no coaching."
After completing Class 10, Shreya decided that she wanted to be a chartered accountant, took up commerce stream in Class 11 and has now cleared it with flying colours. "The best thing about commerce is that there are many fields which can be taken up. But I have my mind set on becoming a chartered accountant," says the topper.
Preparing for board exams means stress and anxiety for many students. But Shreya believes that if a student is regular in studies, stress would not affect him. "I used to study for four to five hours every day, while during exams I studied for seven to eight hours. I took coaching just for test series," she added.
Having aced the medical stream, Ria is all set for life after 12, and is busy preparing for entrance exam for medical entrance exams.
Achieving top position in exam is no mean feat. "More than hard work, I feel it is smart work that assures success. Focus should be on quality of preparation and not quantity," said Shreya. "If one works consistently, one can achieve any target," said Chetan.
The happiness of Sanjay Chopra and Dolly Chopra, the proud parents of Shreya knew no bounds. "I am unable to express my happiness, I am proud of her," Sanjay said.
DAV Public School principal Neera Sharma congratulated the parents and the students and gave the credit to the dedicated and diligent work put in by the staff, students and the parents for their continuous support. "Total of 393 students had appeared in the exam of which 54 students secured above 90%," she said.
DAV International School principal Anjana Gupta said 12 students of the school secured above 90% marks. She credited this success to the combined efforts of the students, their parents and the teachers of the school and gave her best wishes to the students for their bright future.