Excelling despite the many odds
Even as the government mulls over the reservation proposal and debates over giving benefits to students from the weaker sections of the society, these students have performed better than their more-privileged counterparts.
As many as 18 students from Springdales School who study on special scholarships have scored between 75 and 89 per cent. “We offer special coaching, provide uniforms, books and even monetary benefits,” says Ameeta Wattal, Principal, Springdales School.
The topper Sakshi Gupta from the commerce stream has scored 87.8 per cent. There are other examples too, and the message is clear — give them a chance.
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- The police were investigating the case from all possible angles.
- In India, the cases reached 11.19 million and the death toll stands at 157,656. The country has inoculated more than 20 million in the ongoing vaccination drive.
- The finance department has written to the top brass of various departments, offices and administration to ensure strict compliance to the finance and treasury rules for maintaining fiscal discipline.
- In a letter to Puri king Gajapati Dibya Singha Deb, Union minister for petroleum and natural gas, Dharmendra Pradhan urged him to launch a mass fund collection drive to enable contribution by crores of devotees of Lord Jagannath for the development of the Jagannath Temple heritage corridor.