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RBSE convocation: Class 10, 12 toppers get medals

Among the students who performed well in Classes 10 and 12 exams in 2016 and 2017, 16 bagged gold and 263 got silver medals. Nine students of 2016 and seven of 2017 batches were awarded gold medals.

jaipur Updated: May 24, 2018 22:00 IST
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The convocation ceremony of Secondary Education Rajasthan in Ajmer on Thursday. (Deepak Sharma/HT PHOTO)

The Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education (RBSE), that had stopped declaring toppers last year, held a convocation ceremony for its Class 10 and 12 toppers of 2016 and 2017, at the board office in Ajmer on Thursday.

A special award, Shiksha Ratan, was given to Dr Madhvi Tripathi of Government Senior Secondary School, Udaipur, for her exemplary services. The award carried a cash prize of Rs 1 lakh and a citation.

Sonal Sukhwal of Government Senior Secondary School, Lapsiya in Rajsamand, was given Vidyarthi Khel Ratan award that had a cash prize of Rs 50,000 and a memento.

Among the students who performed well in Classes 10 and 12 exams in 2016 and 2017, 16 bagged gold and 263 got silver medals. Nine students of 2016 and seven of 2017 batches were awarded gold medals.

Rajiv Singh Naruka (Science), Kriti Verma (Commerce), Anjila Nagpal (Humanities) Lalit Patidar (Varishth Upadhyay 12 equivalent in Sanskrit) and Archana Meena, Prevshika Jyoti Prajapat in Madyamik Vyavsayik, Ashvin Gupta from Class 10 were given gold medals for 2017 batch.

For 2016-- Niyati Saxena (Science), Naveen Kumar Jain (Commerce), Rakesh Gurjar (Humanities), Nisha Sharma (Varishth Upadhyay 12 equivalent in Sanskrit) were given gold medals for scoring highest marks. In class 10, Tanisha Vijay, Virendra Khorwal (Prevshika 10 equivalent in Sanskrit) and in Madhyamik Vyavsayik three students--Durgesh Gurjar, Ashish Sharma and Prehlad Kumar received gold medals.

Government Secondary School, Jadan in Pali district, was adjudged the best school at the state level for the year 2017 and Government Secondary School of Dabi village in Bundi was declared as best school in the state for 2016 session. This is the third time in a row that Dabi school won the award. The best school award carried a cash prize of Rs 50,000 and a citation.

Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria, on the occasion, asked students to give importance to character building than running after worldly things.

“Money is important for life but character is more important,” said Kataria.

Education minister Vasudev Devnani said, “Rajasthan has achieved unprecedented success in the field of education. Earlier, we ranked 26th in the country, that has been brought up to second after the new government took over,” he said.

First Published: May 24, 2018 22:00 IST