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ISC result 2017: Bangle seller’s daughter Vedanshi wants to change family fortunes

With her consistent hard work and will, Vedanshi Gupta of City Montessori School, Lucknow, scored 99% to share the third rank in the country in the ISC Board examination

lucknow Updated: May 30, 2017 13:49 IST
Richa Srivastava
Richa Srivastava
Hindustan Times, Lucknow
ISC result 2017,Vedanshi Gupta,Lucknow
Vedanshi Gupta with her father at his bangle shop in Lucknow.(HT Photo)

For years, Vedanshi Gupta has seen her family lead a humble life in a dingy lane in the old city of Lucknow. Daughter of a bangle seller, she decided to change her family’s fortunes by studying well.

With her consistent hard work and will, Vedanshi of City Montessori School (Rajendra Nagar) scored 99% to share the third rank in the country in the ISC (Class 12 board examination). She shares her rank with four others.

“I come from a family where girls are not educated and are expected to be involved in the household tasks. But my father always had dreams for us and ensured that we got the best education. It is his motivation and sacrifice that have made me achieve this percentage,” the 18-year-old said.

With 100 in commerce, economics and mathematics, 96 in English and 95 in accountancy, she now has her eyes fixed on University of Delhi’s Sri Ram College of Commerce. Her elder sister Anubhuti, who scored 98.75% in ISC in 2015, is pursuing an undergraduate course from the same college.

Vedanshi said her parents and her school have helped her throughout. “I have seen my parents cutting down their needs to ensure that our wishes are fulfilled. Every festival, they would get us new clothes but never bought anything for themselves,” she recalled. Another thing that hit her deep in her heart was when her father would make rounds of the school meeting the principal and requesting for a fee concession as it was difficult for him to pay the full tuition fee.

“It really hurt when he would struggle for a concession. I am grateful, my school supported me in every way and I could make my school and parents proud,” she said. Deepa Tewari, the principal of City Montessori School Rajendra Nagar, is all praise for both the Gupta sisters.

“I still remember when her father came to school for completing the formalities of admission in Class 11, he was wearing a shirt that was stained with the colours of Holi. They come from a very humble background. But the daughters are the pride of the school,” Deepa Tewari, principal of City Montessori School Rajendra Nagar, said. Gupta also has a younger brother who is in the nursery class in the same school.

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First Published: May 30, 2017 13:49 IST