Expected 85%, secured 90.2% in CBSE class 12, says Meet Sakaria
The CBSE Class 12 results were a pleasant surprise for Meet Sakaria. The merit-level student from Ram Ratna Vidya Mandir (RRVM), Bhayander, suffers from dyslexia and had set a goal of 85% for himself.
However, beating all odds, Sakaria secured 90.2% in the commerce stream and was listed as a merit student in the special students category.
Having scored more than 90 marks in four subjects, Sakaria can’t stop beaming with joy.
“Prudent, precise and a person of few words, Meet has made our school proud with resolute focus on inculcation of class discipline and meticulous planning. His achievement has answered for our collective and balanced endeavour in providing emphasis on academics and extracurricular activities,” said Kavita Singh, principal of RRVM.
An avid newspaper reader and a football player, Sakaria had great difficulty with subjects such as mathematics and science. “When I took up commerce, I was very clear on wanting to do well,” said Sakaria, who studied in a state board school till Class 10. “I sought admission in the CBSE board on purpose, to challenge myself.”
Sakaria wants to pursue Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS) from Christ University, Bangalore. On his study method, he said: “I am against rote learning. It is only when you lack interest that you need to mug up. I think the best way to study is when you connect the teachings to the real life situations. My school has been a great support.”
~ Reported by Aishwarya Iyer
10 hrs of undergoing therapy exercises a day, still going strong: Kanish Kothari
Life has not been easy for 18-year-old Kanish Kothari. The child of a single parent, Kothari spends 10 hours every day undergoing therapy exercises as the right side of his body is 45% disabled since birth.
Even as he finds it difficult to sit for long durations during the exam, Kothari did not let this bring his morale down, and secured 79% in his exams.
"It was all easy till Class 10. But things changed in Class 11, as I now had a different set of teachers and friends. I found it a little difficult to adjust in the new environment,” said Kothari, a student of Matoshree Kashiben Vrajlal Valia International Vidyalaya, Borivli (West).
Kothari said he is as capable as any other person and wants to pursue engineering from one of the Indian Institute of Technology (IITs) followed by management studies.
~ As reported by Vinayak Gupta
Anushua Nath: Fell ill months before exam, topped school
Anushua Nath, 18, was diagnosed with Bell’s Palsy a few months before her board exams.
The ailment affected a facial nerve, leaving the right side of her face paralysed. She had trouble speaking and could not shut her right eye.
But Nath went on to top her school, scoring a whopping 96%.
“I had to miss classes and lectures for two months because of the disease, to attend physiotherapy sessions,” said Nath, a student of Matoshree Kashiben Vrajlal Valia International Vidyalaya, Borivali (West).
“But my friends and teachers helped me cover whatever I had missed and I will always be thankful to them,” she said.
Nath plays the piano and loves to paint and read. She wants to pursue law and is waiting for her Common Law Admission Test results.
~ As reported by Vinayak Gupta
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A local court on Tuesday extended the judicial custody of Kalyani Singh, an accused in the murder of national-level shooter and lawyer Sukhmanpreet Singh, alias Sippy Sidhu. Lodged in Model Jail, Sector 51, since June 21, Kalyani, 36, was produced in court via video conferencing. On Monday, she had applied for bail before a local court. Her plea will be taken up for hearing on July 8.
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