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PSEB Class 12 results 2017: State topper aims to be a pioneering teacher, to create ‘future leaders’

Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) 2017 Class 12 state topper is Amisha Arora, a commerce student, who scored 98.44%

education Updated: May 13, 2017 23:59 IST
Sumeer Singh and Amarpal Singh
Sumeer Singh and Amarpal Singh
Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
PSEB Class 12,Punjab School Education Board (PSEB),Medical stream
Ameesha Arora with friends.(Gurminder Singh/HT)

Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) 2017 Class 12 state topper, Amisha Arora, a commerce student who scored 98.44%, has dreams of becoming a “pioneering teacher who will create future leaders in government and private organisations.”The PSEB Class 12 results were declared on Saturday.

Shivam Kumar, a sports quota student who ranked number three in the state in the sports category, aspires to be a cardiologist in a reputed medical institution. Son of a compounder in Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH), Kumar, a resident of Sherpur in Ludhiana, has also won gold medal in a state softball championship and was ranked second in the state in Class 10. Extra marks are awarded to sports category to students.

Daughter of a provisional store owner in Daba,Ludhiana, Arora is a student of RS Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar. For her, the rules of life are simple: “Never compete with anyone, always strive to make your own mark and identify what keeps you stress-free as that will ease your way to achieve your target.”

Shivam Kumar of RS Model Senior Secondary School Shastri Nagar, who secured rank three in the sports category, celebrating is success with his parents and grandmother in Ludhiana on Saturday, May 13, 2017. (Gurminder Singh /Hindustan Times)

“Financial constraints had been a big problem until Class 10, but later after scoring good marks, I have been offered scholarships and now I don’t have to pay for my stationery, uniform and even pay half of the monthly school fee,” Kumar adds

Her advice to other students aiming for high scores in exams is that they should not study for stretched hours. “The quality and how much you absorb is important to score more. During my preparations my parents ensured that I stayed fit both mentally and physically. The efforts of my school teachers have been phenomenal as I understood concepts four to five times from them but they remained patient. They too valued my dedication and thereby contributed to my success,” says Arora.

The topper’s father, Ravinder Kumar, said they made sure she was not disturbed when she studied - “even if it was at 2 am. While preparing for her studies, she made sure she had time to listen to soothing music.”

When the results were announced, Arora was seen dancing to the beats of a dhol (drum) with her relatives and teachers in the school playground.

“I am not tech-savvy but I used the internet whenever required for my studies. Studying for a few months prior to exams does not help, I had started going through my textbooks even one month before my academic session started,” she said.

Kumar believes that staying calm and stress-free can work wonders. Studying for four to six hours daily is enough to get good marks, he feels. “It is basically about balancing your study and sports time, remaining glued to the books day in and day out cannot produce results for me,” he adds.

First Published: May 13, 2017 16:22 IST