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Grit, struggle, hard work abound in MP board class 12 toppers’ tales

education Updated: May 13, 2016 13:09 IST
Purvi Jain, Hindustan Times, Bhopal
Madhya Pradesh Board of School Education,MP board’s higher secondary school examination,MPBSE
Samyak Jain topped the examination scoring 488 out of a total 500.

Adversities gave birth to achievers and top scorers in Madhya Pradesh Board of School Education (MPBSE) Class 12 exam have proved it.

Mandla boy Samyak Jain, who topped the examination scoring 488 out of a total 500 (97.60%), is all smiles after the results were declared on Thursday. The boy, however, cringes when someone mentions his mother.

“I just can’t talk about my mother. It has been years that I have lost her,” he told HT. Jain attributed his success to his father, who worked day and night at his small cloth shop to get him every joy. “I am preparing for the IIT-JEE. I want to be a mechanical engineer. Clearing the boards wasn’t that difficult. I think seven to eight hours study everyday helps a lot,” said Jain, who wants to be a mechanical engineer.

Kavita Yadav’s family was devastated when her father died a few years back.

“But mother never gave up. She worked as a construction labourer to give me the beautiful opportunity to get educated. I now want to fulfil my father’s dream and become a doctor,” said the second rank holder in science (biology) stream.

She secured 473 in the Class 12 exam.

Harda’s Prateeksha Gaur too had lost her father a year back. “It was a very difficult year for me,” said the state topper in commerce stream.

Bhopal’s Model High School student Sonali Chaturvedi basked in glory after securing 469 and bagging the sixth rank in science (biology) stream.

“Our financial condition is very bad. My father could not even afford my education and I was suffering from jaundice during the boards. I am very happy with my performance,” Chaturvedi said.

A singer by passion, the girl had also cleared the first round of singing show Indian Idol, but she could not go further in the competition as her family did not have money to send her to Delhi.

First Published: May 13, 2016 13:00 IST