Autistic boy does parents proud, school helper’s daughter shines

  • HT Correspondents, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh /Panchkula
  • Updated: May 07, 2016 12:41 IST
(From left to right) Arpit Bansal, Sameeksha, Nandani Thakur and Karttikeya. (HT Photo)

Tuesday was the second miracle she pulled off in a year. For Sameeksha Chawal, 15, securing 92.6% in Class 10 was not easy. At 14, the Sector 49 girl was diagnosed with typhoid, which had caused her intestines to be perforated. But then she sprung up from the ‘death bed’, regained the 25 kgs and got back on track.

“What an unbelievable news... it’s a miracle for all of us. She has done wonders despite all odds,” her mother Manisha Chawla said. “I thank the school authorities, especially the principal who helped my daughter in her studies.”

As Sameeksha was bed-ridden for nearly five months and could not attend the school, the Tender Heart School, Sector 33, fraternity went out the way to help her cope up with studies. The school even made special arrangements for her during the exams.Feeling elated about her daughter’s marks, Manisha proudly said, “Sameeksha has now opted for commerce at Mount Carmel School. She wishes to be a chartered accountant.” Feeling proud of her student, the school principal, Vikrant Suri, congratulated Sameeksha for her achievement.

Autistic boy does parents proud

Battling the odds, Karttikeya Yadav, an autistic child, made his parents and Strawberry Fields’ High School proud by securing 72% in the Class 10 exam, the result of which was declared on Friday.

Karttikeya’s proud mother Sonalika Yadav gave the credit for her son’s success to the school, which she believes helped him solve the problems in a pleasant way. One of the teachers at the school, Payal, who teaches concepts through computer-based learning, said, “He is great at problem solving.” Karttikeya’s parents want him to pursue his graduation in mathematics, and his recent love for hotel management has made them smile with awe. “Off late, he’s been saying he wishes to become a chef,” Sonalika added.

School helper’s daughter scores 74.2 %

School helper’s daughter Anjali Cyprian defied all odds and scored 74.2 % marks in Class 10. She wants to become a doctor. His father Cyprian has been working at Little Flower Convent School for the last 20 years. “The school had supported us a lot. No fee was charged from us and books were also provided free. My daughter wants to become a doctor. She has already taken admission in Carmel Convent School in Chandigarh,”said Cyprian. Anjali is the only daughter of Cyprian and he had high hopes from her. She never ever took tuitions. “Right now also, she will rely on self study,”said Cyprian.

Sporting stars shine

International-level boxing player Nandani Thakur, who scored 81.6 % marks in Class 10, gives credit to his school for supporting her. “I used to miss exams or classes due to trials and tournaments. But Little Flower Convent School supported me and rescheduled the exams,”she said. She had participated in under-17 world boxing championship in Taiwan in 2015. She had also won gold medal in national-level tournament in 2015 too. Her father Arvind Thakur had also been a national-level boxing player. “As of now I am

taking arts and will continue with the game,”she said. About managing sports and studies, she said, “You have to manage the time. You can’t wholly devote yourself to game or studies. My parents and teachers have supported me throughout my journey so far.”

Arpit Bansal , a student of Little Flower Convent School, has scored 96.6 % marks in Class 10. He is an avid footballer as well and is preparing for national tournament in Assam which will commence in a few months. Earlier, his team had secured third position within the state and had been three time champion at district-level games. His father Anup Bansal is a jeweller while mother Dimple Bansal is a housewife. “I have been playing football since Class 5. My parents and teachers have always supported me to follow the game. I am yet to decide whether I will continue or leave it. As of now I am able to give just 1 hour to the game due to tuitions,”he said.

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