ISC result 2017: Wheelchair-bound Lucknow girl Aparna scales another high, scores 95%
Despite suffering from osteogenesis imperfecta, a genetic disorder that makes the bones brittle, Aparna got 98 in commerce, 96 in economics, 95 in computer science, 91 in English and 90 in accountsUpdated: May 30, 2017 13:29 IST
Lucknow girl Aparna Narain Srivastava has brittle bones but a will of steel. Despite suffering from osteogenesis imperfecta – a genetic disorder that makes the bones brittle -- Aparna pushed the limits to score 95% in ISC Class 12 examination.
A student of Mahanagar branch of the City Montessori School, her extraordinary success in ISC, and ICSE two years ago that she passed with 95.8% marks, proved that she is one who can fight against all odds. For her parents, the numbers weren’t the thing that mattered. What mattered was that their girl made it to the top level – through here grit and determination.
The wheelchair-bound Aparna got 98 in commerce, 96 in economics, 95 in computer science, 91 in English and 90 in accounts. She now wants to pursue BCom from Lucknow University or National PG College. “I’m glad that I was able to compete successfully with other students. It was largely due to the support of my parents, school teachers and friends who were my pillars of strength in difficult situations,” said Aparna.
“She had joined CMS in class 7 and proved herself to be a hardworking, enthusiastic and a determined girl,” said professor Geeta Gandhi Kingdon, president and chief operating officer of CMS. “Her parents’ cooperation was centrally important in her success,” said Kingdon.
Aparna’s father Atul Narain Srivastava, who works as senior accounts officer in the Geological Survey of India, was ecstatic at his daughter’s success. “Be it a debate, prayer assembly or asking questions from teachers, Aparna was always in the lead,” said her proud father.
“Aparna opted for commerce stream in class 11. For the last two years she distinguished herself with her devotion to studies, sincerity and hard work, winning the ‘Student of the Year’ award at the end of class 11,” said her mother Kirti Narain Srivastava.
Her flair for writing has helped her academic progress, including winning many certificates at the branch level and also topping the branch in the CMS-wide ‘Second Comparative Examination’.“Aparna’s superb interpersonal skills, pleasant disposition, good manners and cheerfulness are her assets and the institution is proud of her,” said Kalpana Tripathi, principal of CMS Mahanagar.
First Published: May 30, 2017 13:21 IST