Amanjot Singh of Sun Flower High School bagged the top position in the district with 98.46% marks in the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) Class-10 examination, the results of which were declared on Tuesday. With 640 marks out of 650, he also secured overall 10th rank across the state.
Meanwhile, Tanu Kumari from Sunflower School and Roshni from Playways Senior Secondary School, jointly, bagged the second position with 97.54% marks. Both secured 16th rank across the state by getting 634 marks out of the total of 650. The third position from the district was bagged by Bhupinder Kaur of DAV Model High School, Devigarh town. She secured 97.38% marks in the examinations.
As many as 28 students, including 21 girls and seven boys, from the district found a place in the PSEB merit list. Out of the 21,960 students who appeared for the examinations, 15,099 (68.76%) passed with flying colours.
Amanjot said his school had done a lot for him and he dedicated his success to the teachers and the principal. “My aim is to join Shri Ram College of Commerce for my higher studies and my dream is to serve the nation by clearing the civil services exams,” Amanjot said about his future plans.
Tanu Kumari, who bagged the joint second position with Roshni, said she wanted to join the science (non-medical) stream for higher education. She added that although she had yet not decided about the school for secondary classes, she was determined about her college education and would join only Thapar University. She said her parents and school teachers encouraged her in studies and helped her a lot in achieving success.
Roshni said she was quite happy and dedicated her success to her school. She added that she wanted to serve the society by becoming a doctor.
Meanwhile, Bhupinder Kaur said she wanted to serve the nation by after clearing the civil services exams.
Private schools outshine govt schools by big margin
Out of the total 28 meritorious students, only two were from government schools. Sun Flower Model High School, Tripuri, Patiala was listed fifth across the state in the list of successful schools with nine of its students in the merit list. Meanwhile, Dayanand Model High School, Samana, was listed 21st with four students in the merit list. Playways and Prem Dham Sarvhitkari Vidya Mandir from Patiala and Victoria School, Patran; Modern Nabha School, Nabha; also performed well with two students each in the merit list.