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Punjab board Class 12: Financial issues no deterrent for these 3 Ludhiana girls

Meet the toppers of the Class 12 of Punjab School Education Board who battled financial problems and achieved merit positions

punjab Updated: May 15, 2017 16:02 IST
Amarpal Singh
Amarpal Singh
Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
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From left: Divya, Kushboo, and Jyoti(HT Photos)

When you are working with full dedication to achieve your dreams, the financial barrier could not put the full stop on your way. It was believed by the students of class 12 of Punjab School Education Board who fought with the financial constraints in their family and achieved merit positions.

Divya, a student of commerce stream in R S Model Senior Secondary School started giving tuitions at her residence in Haibowal after completing her 10th to earn money to support her father Raman Kumar, who is a factory worker.

Tears of happiness rolled down her cheeks and she tightly hugged her mother while expressing that in class 10 she was four marks away to come in merit list but this she worked more hard and secured rank 19 in the state with 95.78 percent.

Divya used to come after 5 pm at home from the school, later giving tuitions to students till class 7 for one and half hour, she devote four to five hours late night on self study and since her whole day remain occupied in these activites, she dropped her dancing hobby.

Aiming to become Chartered Accountant, Divya will now pursue Bachelors in Commerce in a city college.

Her mother Anju Bala articulated that her school authorities supported her by giving concession. “Although, there are some limitations due to financial constraints but we never refused to provide our children with the stuff they required. “One should also support the parents, who always hide their limitations and provide us all the benefits”, Divya said.

Vegetable vendor wants to see her daughter as police officer

Santosh Gupta, a vegetable vendor selling vegetables in the streets of the city dream to see her daughter Jyoti Kumari as a police officer. Gupta went on cloud nine when he received a call from school that her daughter has achieved 15th rank in the state with 96.67 percent.

Kumari is a student of Humanities stream in BCM Senior Secondary School, Focal point. Kumari wants to fulfill the dream of her father and aim to become an IAS officer. Kumari said that my father is putting all efforts to provide education to me and my two younger brothers. The two brother of Kumari are in class 8th and 10th in the same school and her mother is house wife. Gupta expressed that he is working day and nights to earn maximum he can rest school is also supporting. They have given scholarship to my daughter. “Such scholarships provide some relaxations and encourage students from such families to study”, he expressed.

Never bought books to study

“I never bought books till date, I used to borrow them from the seniors or friends and in class 11 and 12, I got some issued from the library”, said Kushboo, a student of Non-medical stream of Teja Singh Sutantar Memorial Senior Secondary School who secured 27th rank in the state with 94 percent.

“My father is a factory labour worker and mother work as tailor. They earn Rs 7000 and Rs 6000 respectively. Therefore due to financial problem in the family, I never spend money on purchasing books’, she said. “Along me, my parents also look after my two younger brothers and one elder sister”, she said.

Kushboo was alone at home when she received call from the school telling her about the result. “I rushed immediately to the school and informed my parents who were at job”, she said.

Kushboo expressed that earlier she aimed to become engineer but since it will require more fees, She has planned to drop out her dreams and said she will pursue Bachelor in Science and will move ahead in teaching profession.

First Published: May 14, 2017 16:15 IST