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Monday, Sep 23, 2019

CBSE Class-10 results: Cancer survivor scores 97.4%

Tumour couldn’t stop her, she wants to be a doctor

punjab Updated: May 29, 2018 23:16 IST
Parina Sood
Parina Sood
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
Cancer surviver Sirisha Mehtani scored 97.4% Class-10 CBSE results.
Cancer surviver Sirisha Mehtani scored 97.4% Class-10 CBSE results.(Ravi Kumar/HT)

Sirisha Mehtani, 16, from Sacred Heart School, Chandigarh, scored 97.4%. She is battling a rare form of tumour and a neurological disorder since 2016.

Sirisha didn’t let her medical condition, which puts tremendous strain on her physically, affect her academic performance.

Naresh Mehtani, HUDA chief town planner, and a proud father, said, “We thank her school and the doctors at PGI for their extraordinary support and care. Together they made it possible for Sirisha to take her exams.”

She scored 100 in science and social studies and had difficulty attending classes, given her treatment.

“She suffered a lot. She would attend only 1-2 periods in a day. Her mother would wait for her outside the class. We are extremely proud of her,” says Sister Nisha, Principal, Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School.

Taking inspiration from her caregivers in PGI, Sirisha wants to become a doctor and is pursuing medical stream in Class 11 at Sacred Heart School. She says it was her strong will to make her family proud that saw her though exams.  

First Published: May 29, 2018 23:15 IST