Lucknow topper Shrishti Mathur wants to be an engineer
Shrishti Mathur, 16, of Lucknow emerged as the topper in Lucknow (98.8% marks) and shared second rank with three others in the CBSE Class 10 exam in Allahabad region.
She shared the second spot with three students – Shubhangi and Nandita Biswas of Kanpur and Zeba Parveen of Fatehpur (all got 494 marks).
An avid reader, Shrishti wants to pursue science stream. She scored 99 in English communication and Hindi, 98 in mathematics and science and 100 in social science.
“My parents are my biggest inspiration who constantly motivated me,” she said. Her father, Sandeep Mathur is executive director in Indian Railways and mother Charu Mathur a homemaker.
A student of DPS, Eldeco Colony, Shrishti said: “I just wanted to perform well and worked hard for it.” Talking about her hobbies, she said, “I love to play badminton, dancing and reading.”
Shrishti aspires to be an engineer and aims to pursue MBA in near future.
The Allahabad region of CBSE covers 60 districts of UP. As many 86.25% of the candidates in the region cleared the exam, said Shweta Arora, CBSE’s regional secretary for Allahabad.
Astha Tripathi, a student of Rani Laxmi Bai Memorial Senior Secondary School, Lucknow scored 98.4% with an aggregate of 489 out of 500. She has scored 100 in science, 97 in English communication and mathematics, 99 in Hindi and social science.
“I aspire to be an engineer and therefore have opted for Physics Chemistry and Mathematics in Class 12, said Astha whose father U Tripathi, is an auditor at LIC and mother Garima Tripathi is a homemaker. Astha said she studied only for 3-4 hours a day.
Nandini Sharma, 16, is not just a topper from Delhi Public School Indira Nagar, Lucknow with an aggregate of 490 out of 500, but is also a blogger. At this age, this girl has a flair for writing and runs a blog ‘aapkimuskan.blogspot.com where she writes her poetry.
She scored 100 in science, 99 in mathematics and social science, 97 in English communication and 95 in Hindi. “I have decided to take PCB and plan to crack NEET after my Class 12 board exams,” said Nandini whose father Sandeep Kumar Sharma is manager of Western Indian Oman Airlines.
She aspires to be a doctor. Speaking about her hobbies, she said, “I am a national level dancer.”
Vani Shukla, 15, is Class 10 topper of The Millennium School, Lucknow with an aggregate of 489 out of 500. She scored 96 in English communication and Hindi, 99 in mathematics, science and social science.
She said: “Proper time management with equal focus on each subject has been my success mantra.” Her father, Nitish Sinha, is ADG in UIDAI and mother Priti Sinha is DGM in NTPC. Vani aspires to be a cardiac surgeon.
Yash Pant, 17, is the topper at Study Hall. He scored 98 in Hindi, 100 in computer Science, 100 in science, 99 in maths and 98 in social studies. He said he was regular in class and revised everything taught in class every day. He wants to be an engineer. “I used to play video games when I was stressed,” he said.
– NISHA KUMARI
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