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IAS couple’s teenage daughter jumps to her death in school
Anandi was alone even in death with her mother and sister away to Mauritius and father in New Delhi
Tribune News Service
Forensic department employees take sample of blood at the site where Anandi jumped to her death at Bhawan Vidalaya in Sector 27, Chandigarh and (right) A policeman lifts a slipper of the victim
picking up pieces Forensic department employees take sample of blood at the site where Anandi jumped to her death at Bhawan Vidalaya in Sector 27, Chandigarh and (right) A policeman lifts a slipper of the victim. Tribune Photos: Manoj Mahajan

Chandigarh, June 1
An 18-year-old Class XII student of Bhavan Vidyalaya in Sector 27 here and daughter of a Haryana-cadre IAS officer-couple allegedly committed suicide by jumping from the fourth floor of her school building here today.

The victim, Anandi Gulati, was declared brought dead at the Government Multi Speciality Hospital (GMSH) in Sector 16.

While the young girls’s father Sunil Gulati, a 1984-batch IAS officer, is Haryana’s Financial Commissioner-cum-Principal Secretary (Housing), her mother Shashi Gulati, a 1986-batch IAS officer, is Haryana’s Special Secretary (Forests).

Both are reportedly estranged and residing separately. Her mother and elder sister are currently away to Mauritius and have been informed of her death.

Though the reason behind Anandi taking the extreme step is yet to be ascertained, investigations point to her possibly suffering from depression owing to loneliness. Investigations also point to possible estrangement between her parents as adding to her reasons for taking the extreme step, the police said. Anandi resided with her mother at the latter’s official accommodation in Sector 7.

The incident occurred around 2 pm soon after Anandi, along with her close friend Bhavneet Kaur, arrived at their school to collect their Class XII exam mark sheets. On reaching the school, Anandi reportedly asked her friend to accompany her to the classroom on the third floor, saying she was feeling nostalgic.

Police sources said on reaching the classroom, she used a make-shift ladder to climb to the roof of the school. Just before scaling the ladder, Anandi handed over her bag to her friend Bhavneet and requested her to collect her mark-sheet, saying she would soon join her. Within moments, Anandi jumped from the roof (fourth floor) and suffered severe head injuries. She was rushed to the hospital in a PCR van at 2.10 pm and declared brought dead at 2.14 pm.

The police recovered a suicide note from her bag, which read that she is “going to another world” and nobody should be held responsible for her death. She had addressed the note to her mother, sister, best friend Bhavneet and four other male friends.

Best friend’s dilemma

Anandi’s close friend, Bhavneet Kaur, is a daughter of a UT police head constable, who was simply inconsolable. She told the police between sobs at the hospital that Anandi had spent the previous night at her place after returning from a friend’s birthday party held in a restaurant in Sector 26. Bhavneet said they both stayed awake chatting until late night when suddenly Anandi asked her for a piece of paper and began writing negative thoughts about death. Bhavneet said she dismissed it simply as rubbish. In the morning, they first went to Anandi’s residence from where they set off for school to collect the mark-sheet. While narrating these details, Bhavneet realised that Anandi had written the suicide note the previous night itself and then kept it in her bag. The note was later recovered by the police.

Loneliness even after her death

Loneliness gripped the 18-year-old girl even after her tragic death. No one from her family or relatives reached the Sector 16 hospital where her body was kept. Her mother is reportedly away to Mauritius along with her elder sister and is expected to return after two days. The police contacted her father Sunil Gulati, who again was away to New Delhi. With no one to complete the formalities for her postmortem, doctors were unable to conduct an autopsy.

Mentioned life and death on Facebook

The death of the girl came as a shock to her friends who described her as a vibrant, confident and helpful friend. Her favourite quotation on Facebook included Shakespeare’s quote: ‘The World’s a stage; men and women merely players and all have their exits and entrances’. Her friends said she updated the Facebook site only this morning. Her profile picture is complete darkness.



CBSE class X results: City hits all-time high
Qualifying percentage goes up n 300 students secure CGPA 10
Sumedha Sharma
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 1
A slew of reforms introduced for compiling the Class X results this year that include making the board exams optional, the introduction of continuous and comprehensive evaluation (CCE) system being added to the existing grading, introduction of assessments on soft skills, attitudes and co-curricular activities have left the entire region, including the tricity, beaming over the results, which were declared today.

It is not just the qualifying percentage, which has taken an unprecedented leap of 8 per cent compared to the past three years, but over 300 city students have hit a perfect cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 10 and over 500 have secured between 9.4 and 9.8 or A1 grading.

Experts hold the formative assessment or increased role of schools in evaluation as the key reason. “Until this year, schools did not have much role to play in the student’s Board’s evaluation and performance. But this year, 75 per cent of the evaluation rested with them.”

The students who did not opt for appearing in the exams conducted by the CBSE were evaluated for both their summative assessment (written exams) and formative assessments (co-scholastic) by the schools themselves. However, those who appeared for the Board exams had their three assessments (two formative and one submative) submitted by the schools. The schools seem to have been extra generous on that accord,” said a CBSE official.

CBSE Chairman Vineet Joshi, who seemed elated with this year’s performance, said, “There was a lot of speculation about board exams being made optional and schools being given more weightage. But it gave us the best result. Whether a student was assessed by a school or the Board, everything was monitored. So it is not generosity, but success of reforms,” he said.

Qualifying candidates

Those candidates who have obtained Grade D and above in all subjects, excluding subjects defined as “additional as per the scheme of studies”, will be awarded a qualifying grade certificate. Students who have scored a zero will not get a qualifying certificate. They will be permitted five attempts to improve their performance.

Grade upgrade

Any student who performs well in formative assessment but may not have done well in summative assessment can expect to get an upgradation of grade by one scale on the basis of year-round performance.

Open House

Chandigarh and adjoining towns of Mohali and Panchkula have witnessed a flood of perfect score of CGPA 10 in the CBSE matriculation results declared today. Some are saying that lenient marking by internal evaluators was one major factor for the 10 per cent increase in the pass percentage this year. Doubts are being expressed about parity of results for students who exercised the option of either appearing in the examination conducted by school or appearing in the board examination. Send your opinion to the openhouse@tribunemail or Chandigarh Tribune, Sector 29, Chandigarh.



Students who opted for school exam fare better
Sumedha Sharma
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 1
“Path breakers” is how academic circles define these 4,000 odd students who opted out of appearing for class X boards, so far the most important academic milestone in a student’s life. Their decision, accompanied by a lot of apprehensions, has finally yielded results, as these students have a better average performance than the 11,000 other students who stuck to the conventional mode of examination. While the CBSE is yet to release its official data, according to the evaluation reports collected for its internal purpose, the Board has found that a majorioty of the students who appeared for school exams came out with flying colours, both in exams and co-scholastic activities.

“I never wanted to switch my school so I decided to opt out of Boards. My parents were too apprehensive about it. Rumours that not appearing for Boards will affect my admissions or even jobs used to perturb them even when they got to know that I will be getting same certificate as others they were not too satisfied but today they think I made a good choice,” says and elated Ranjbeer Singh who got a perfect 10 CGPA in all his subjects.

The CBSE had allowed students intending to continue with board in class X to opt out of appearing for Board exams, a benchmark since 1952. However, not many students and schools ‘dared’ to take up the option. The results, however, may get many more to opt out of boards next year.



New-look report card surprises many
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 1
The class board results this year are surely a far cry from the conventional array of academic percentages. In addition to making the Board exam optional, it has also bid farewell to good old mark-sheet which determined your academic caste. They have now given way to swanky report card, which was a surprise package for many.

Running into a good six pages, it has grades on thinking, emotional and aesthetic skills, on activities like gardening and first aid, on novel ideas and the ability to take criticism positively. It is a comprehensive appraisal of the student and person, including evaluation of written examination co-scholastic activities, personality traits and thinking abilities.

While the result sheet on the Net gave a gist of report card mentioning several such traits, the real report card, which will be available in a week or so, has left students excited.


PU student top GPAT 2011 scorer
31 of 33 University Institute of Pharma Sciences candidates crack exam
Neha Miglani
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 1
Attain exceptional levels of performance, 31 of the 33 students of (UIPS), Panjab University, who appeared in the Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test 2011 (GPAT) conducted nationwide have cleared it. This rigorous exam is the gateway to masters in pharmacy program in prestigious institutions in the country and makes a candidate eligible for doing PhD in pharmacy.

Ekjot Sodhi of UIPS scored the first rank in the test outshining 40,000 students across the country. Besides, seven other students of the institute have made it to the top 100. Incidentally seven of the eight top rank holders are girls.

The Indian Pharmaceutical Association (IPA) introduced the test last year for entrance to the MPharma course in leading institutes including the eight National Institutes of Pharmaceutical Education & Research (NIPERs). Admissions to the course were earlier done on the basis of the GATE exam. In 2010 and 2011 10,000 students across the country cleared the exam conducted by MS University, Baroda.

Besides Ekjot, others from PU who secured top slots in GPAT include Sukneeraj Pal Kaur (rank 5), Anurag Singla (17), Tanya Choudhary (26), Pooja Goyal (39), Ashna Puri (56), Ranjana Bhandari (87) and Navjot (96).

“Since the first day after enrolling in the BPharma course our teachers had been motivating us to work towards the entrance test for the masters program. Even during the GPAT exam our classroom lectures helped us score better than others,” said Ekjot, who aspires to seek admission to NIPER, Mohali.

“The mode of teaching at our department is so rigorous we were very well versed with our syllabi. First were taught in the class, followed by practical training and at the end we used to submit our synopsis,” she added.

Pooja, who scored the 39th rank, said besides academics all top rank holders also participated in extracurricular activities. “Students in this department are so disciplined they set an example for others on the PU campus. Our teachers guided us and encouraged us, not only for the entrance exam but also to participate in extracurricular activities”, she added.

“I began preparing seriously for the test last year and the classroom instruction was of great help,” said Ranjana. She, Ekjot and Pooja won positions in the college competition in the National Pharmacy Week organized by IPA.

Pattern change at PU

Those who secured top ranks in GPAT 2011 said Panjab University should gradually switch over to an objective type examination pattern in the master's and undergraduate level exams. "It would help students in coping with competition," said Pooja. Ekjot, who topped in the test, added: "Including objective questions at university level will ensure students don't mug up the text and understand what they learn." Both noted objective questions had already been introduced for a few classes at UIPS.



City to hold head count of its poor
Part of caste census pilot project
Pradeep Sharma
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 1
Chandigarh will be the first city to hold the head count of its poor, besides the caste and religion census.

A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting presided over by Union Home Secretary GK Pillai in New Delhi yesterday where it was decided to conduct the below poverty line (BPL), caste and religion census in the first phase in June in the union territories of Chandigarh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Tripura.

A meeting to prepare for the separate head count is being held here under the chairmanship of Home Secretary Ram Niwas tomorrow. “The final modalities of the census will worked out at tomorrow’s meeting and the entire enumeration exercise will take about two months,” Ram Niwa told The Tribune.

This is the first time that the mammoth head count is being carried out to identify the poor along with their caste and religion. While the last BPL census was carried out in 2002, this is the first effort to carry out caste census since 1931.

While the BPL data for urban and rural poor would be utilised for the 12th Plan, the targeted subsidy schemes as well as the Unique Identification Programme, the data on caste and religion would remain confidential.

Under the exercise, all relevant households, which have been enumerated, would be revisited, with the enumerators, mostly from the UT Administration going door to door. The identification of urban poor is being carried out for the first time as earlier only the rural population was enumerated to help them avail targeted BPL benefits, a senior official said.

The rural population would be divided into three categories, including exclusion of those above poverty line and automatic inclusion of in the BPL category. The last category would enable identification of the targeted population by using seven parameters (or deprivation indicators) and ranked accordingly.

He said the information on caste and religion at the individual level would remain confidential and the overall figures would be published separately.

Hi-tech census

The UT Administration would carry out the paper-less exercise through low-cost hand-held devices manufactured by state-run Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL). It would help identify the proportion of every religion and caste among the BPL category.



Rain pours relief, brings down mercury
City records maximum temperature of 30.2° C, minimum of 21.5° C
Anuja Jaiswal
Tribune News Service
The image of a cyclist seen on a road after showers lashed Chandigarh on Wednesday
Mirror image The image of a cyclist seen on a road after showers lashed Chandigarh on Wednesday

Chandigarh, June 1
City residents woke up to a pleasant Wednesday morning with showers lashing the region. The westerly disturbance brought rain and smiles on the faces of city residents with the day temperature falling by 13 degrees Celsius.

The weatherman predicts more showers in the city on Thursday too. But as all good things don’t last forever, the sky is expected to clear over the weekend bringing back the sun and the heat in full blaze.

Unlike city residents, the rain has become a cause of worry for sunflower and cotton farmers. RP Narwal, director research, Haryana Agricultural University, said rain is beneficial for the sugarcane crop but harmful for the recently sowed cotton and sunflower crops. Ditto says Dr Balwinder Sindhu from Punjab Agricultural University.

In contrast to last week when the temperature soared to over 40 degrees, the mercury throughout the week remained low with today being the coolest with the maximum temperature remaining 9 degrees below the normal at 30.2 degrees Celsius and minimum at 21.5 degrees, 4 degree below normal. Even tomorrow, the maximum temperature is expected to remain below normal at 32 degrees Celsius.

On this day last year, the maximum and minimum temperatures were 42.6 and 25.2 degrees, respectively. However, last year the maximum temperature on June 8 was 24.8 degrees after the city received 75.3 mm of rainfall.

Since May 25 this year, the city has received 67.1 mm of rainfall. The weatherman attribute this to the western disturbance in north Pakistan and adjoining areas and upper air cyclonic circulation over Punjab and neighbourhood.

Most parts of Haryana and Punjab also received rainfall. The highest rainfall was recorded in Ambala at 42.4 mm and in Punjab at Patiala (20 mm). 



Chandigarh airport to serve up exquisite dining experience
AAI ties up with HMSHost for food & beverage outlets
Anuja Jaiswal
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 1
While Chandigarh (IXC) may take some more time to be on the international route map, it’ll soon acquire the flavour of international dinning, similar to the ones savoured at the Los Angeles (LAX) or Toronto (YYZ) airports, as the Airports Authority of India has tied up with renowned HMSHost, a leader in travel dinning, for its food and beverage outlets.

In a nutshell, the Chandigarh airport code, IXC, will join the league of 100-odd leading international airport codes, albeit on the website of MHSHost, without even a single flight taking off from here.

HMSHost has F&B Operations in over 100 airport locations around the globe, including 19 of the 20 busiest airports in North America, with a turnover of over $ 2.3 billion and 28,000 employees on rolls.

Confirming the move, airport director HS Toor said: “We have tied up with HMSHost and the first restaurant will be operational at the new terminal within 90 days. All formalities have been completed and the work on the interiors of the outlet will commence soon.”

Toor said the company would provide world-class dinning experience to the visitors travelling to the city from across the globe once international flights commence from here.

“I am sure that this will create one of the most unique retail and food and beverage experience in the travel-retail industry,” said Toor.

According to sources, this food chain recently tied up with GMR Hyderabad International Airport and Lucknow Airport. HMSHost is renowned for creating customised shopping and dining spaces in travel venues.

The Rs 77-crore swanky glass building of the new terminal, with Nek Chand’s work and Le Corbusier’s famous modular man on display, will soon acquire an international touch with ATMs and money exchange counters also being set up.



Agri dept campaign to save water
Tribune News Service

Fatehgarh Sahib, June 1
The district agriculture department has decided to launch a campaign under the Agriculture Technology Management Agency (ATMA) to create awareness among farmers not to transplant paddy before June 10.

Officials of the department will move around villages of the district in a mobile van carrying slogans on water conservation. They will distribute literature and pamphlets among villagers, raising awareness on the depleting water table.

Agriculture department officials said the villagers would also be made aware of the techniques that could help save water in the fields.

They would be updated about the new varieties of seeds that required less water and took less time to grow.



Panchkula admn to raid ultrasound centres
To keep a check on pre-natal sex determination
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, June 1
The district administration will carry out regular raids at various ultrasound centres in the district in order to eradicate the menace of female feticide from society.

Presiding over a meeting of the officers concerned at the Mini Secretariat, Deputy Commissioner Ashima Brar directed them to launch a campaign in the district to ensure that ultrasound centres in the district did not indulge in any illegal act of pre-natal sex determination. She also asked them to motivate the people to bring change in their attitude towards female child.

Brar said the state government had started various schemes to make better the social economic status of girls and added that various schemes such as the Ladli Scheme had been implemented in the state to combat the problem of female feticide and declining sex ratio. She said amount under the Indira Gandhi Pridarshini Vivah Shagun Yojana had also been increased from Rs 15,000 to 31,000 and from Rs 5,100 to Rs. 11,000 and added that a financial assistance of Rs 45.99 lakh had been provided to 288 beneficiaries under the scheme.

The DC also appealed to the voluntary organisations to come forward in order to support the cause and provide information about any one indulging in such acts. Those giving information regarding the same would be awarded with a cash prize of Rs 10,000 besides his name would also be kept a secret. She directed the officers concerned to apprise the people of rural areas about various schemes being run by the state government.



Trauma victim gets new lease of life
Our Correspondent

Mohali, June 1
When 24-year-old Barjinder Singh, an accident victim, was wheeled into the emergency of a private hospital, his family had little hope of his survival. However, with the efforts of the trauma team at the hospital, Barjinder is happy to be amidst his parents, young wife and six-month-old baby 15 days later.

In a press statement issued here today, Dr AS Cheema, medical director of the hospital, said Barjnder was brought as a case of polytrauma. He had met with a road accident at Fatehgarh Sahib when his bike collided with a tractor.

Barjinder was bleeding through head, throat and leg and his pulse and blood pressure were not recordable. “His brain was exposed, skull bone smashed and neck broken, making his condition so precarious that even a little movement could have have left him completely paralysed,” he said.

“Investigations revealed open midline depressed skull fracture, C3 vertebral body burst fracture, left radius and ulna fracture and compound left femur fracture. Preliminary measures were taken to stabilise his condition,” he said. He was put on a ventilator along with skull traction to stabilise his broken neck, he added.

“Barjinder was operated upon to cover his exposed brain matter, thus preventing the occurrence of meningitis. Also, a huge chunk of depressed bone fragment, which was precariously positioned and threatening to puncture a large venous sinus (big blood vessel), was removed. His condition improved gradually and blood pressure and pulse stabilised,” the doctor added.



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Office-bearers elected

The following have taken over as office-bearers of the SC and BC CTU Workers’ Union: chairman - Des Raj; president - Gurmeet Singh Mehton; vice-president - Bharat; general secretary - Raj Pal Singh; secretary - Harjit Singh; and cashier- Rajinder Pal.

Anti-malaria campaign

As a part of the observance of anti-malaria month, the National Vector-Borne Disease Programme on Wednesday organised its first anti-malaria camp in Badheri village. Dr Chander Mohan, director of health and family welfare, UT, inaugurated the camp. Dr Naresh Kumar, programme official, gave details of the activities spread all over the month at different places. At least 87 samples were collected on the occasion.


Government Teachers’ Union of the UT has lodged a protest against seminar, training and induction programmes planned by the UT education department during the summer vacations this year. Dr Vinod Sharma, president, and other leaders addressed the gathering saying junior-level officials in the department were misleading seniors for making unpractical decision.

Summer workshop

In a bid to channelise their energy and get children involved in creative activities, the Indian Council for Child Welfare, UT, is organizing the “Summer workshop-2011” at the Bal Bhawan, Sector 23, from today.

The children in the age group of 3 to 16 years have been learning the nuances of various folk dances like bhangra, western dance and art and craft.

There will be three workshops of bhangra and western dance. In art and craft workshop, the children will be apprised with skills of creating activities like “best out of waste” and an exhibition will also be arranged for demonstrating the articles which the children will make during the workshop. Every child participating in the workshop will be awarded with a participation certificate on the successful completion of the workshop.


A member of the National Commission, Raju Parmar, along with Kesava Iyer, deputy secretary of the National Commission for Scheduled Castes, held a meeting with representatives of migrant and original Scheduled Caste population of UT at the UT Guest House to discuss the issues pertaining to the issuance of Scheduled Caste certificates in Chandigarh and whether there should be a single list of Scheduled Caste for the whole country. Further, a separate meeting on the same issues was held with senior officials of the Chandigarh Administration, including Adviser to the Administrator KK Sharma, Home Secretary Ram Niwas, IG Police PK Shrivastava and director social welfare Varsha Khangwal.

Save ‘peepal’

Harmohan Dhawan, former Civil Aviation Minister and a senior BJP leader, on Wednesday met the UT Administrator and brought to his notice that in the Grain Market, Sector 26, there are two old “peepal” trees and that the administration had constructed two public toilets underneath them. He argued that the “peepal” was considered pious and construction of toilets there hurt public sentiments.


The Chandigarh Youth Congress protested and objected against attacks on students and the role of VC, DSW and warden of hostel No.5 where some security personnel of the university beat a student of DAV College in front of the VC residence.

Young scientist award

Dr Sanyog Jain, assistant professor in the department of pharmaceutical sciences and PI of the Centre for Nanotechnology of the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, has bagged the INSA Medal for Young Scientist (2011) from the Indian National Science Academy. This award has been given to him in the field of biological sciences. INSA Young Scientist Medal Award carries a bronze medal and cash prize of Rs 25,000 and incentives. Dr Sanyog Jain has won several prestigious awards earlier also, which includes OPPI Young Scientist Award 2009 for outstanding research in novel and improved drug delivery systems. — TNS



2 kids bring laurels to city

Chandigarh: Two children from Chandigarh, Kulbir Singh Ahluwalia and Aishna Vashishtha, have been nominated for the National Bal Shree Award- 2011. Kulbir, a student of Delhi Public School, Sector 40, will be awarded for creative scientific innovation.

Aishna, a special child and a student of Guru Harkrishan Singh Public School, Sector 38, Chandigarh, is undergoing rehabilitation at Prayaas. She was awarded for excellence in creative performance. — TNS



Violence on PU campus
Authorities mark inquiry into incident
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 1
An inquiry has been marked by the Panjab University authorities into the complaint by certain students of hostel no 5 alleging an attack on them by the rival group on Monday night.

Sukhjit Singh Brar of Panjab University Students Union (PUSU, Sukhjit faction) had claimed that members of PUSU (Dhillon faction) had attempted to hurt him and brought sharp-edged weapons inside the hostel. The enquiry will be led by university’s chief security officer PK Dhawan.

However, contrary to the claims of these students, hostel security guard Gyan Chand informed hostel warden Ashwini Koul that none of the boys were allowed to enter the hostel building on Monday night. He said the students entered the hostel premises and tore the posters of rival PUSU lobby, which they had been doing due to internal rift within PUSU party.

“Gyan Chand is likely to submit a written note to the police and university authorities nullifying claims of PUSU (Sukhjit faction),” said the hostel warden.

On Tuesday night, nearly a dozen students of DAV College, Sector 10, were found protesting outside the VC’s office posing as PU students. These students were protesting on behalf of PUSU (Sukhjit faction) and one of them provoked the university security and UT police by using abusive language. The university then forcibly turned him out of the campus.

The incident today evoked a press statement from the Chandigarh Youth Congress, issued by Gurpreet Singh Gabi, condemning the attack on DAV College student.

However, reacting to the statement, PU’s Dean, Student Welfare, said, “If students of any college enter the PU campus and create ruckus, is the university expected to stay silent? The security was doing its job and we have now marked an enquiry into the complaint by Sukhjit’s group that certain outsiders attempted to attack him.”



Those who made their mark despite odds
Say parents’ encouragement was driving force
Sumedha Sharma
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 1
She had grown seeing her father buying old books and papers but what was ‘raddi’ for her proved to be inspiration for Rekha Sharma, a daugher of rag picker, who secured a CGPA 9.2 .

Born to a humble family having two other sisters and one brother, Rekha refused to accept what many called her destiny. When makingthe two ends meet was the biggest question infront of the family, she thought of studying and redeeming them and today she has taken her first step.

“ My parents were not able to help me much with studies, but they have always supported me. They ensured that I never lacked any necessary comfort even if it meant compromising on their luxuries. I always knew that education would help us and so studied hard. I was left amazed when my father told me that entire village was now respecting him for being a father of achiever,” said an elated rekha.

Others in the league

Name: Ram Kumar

CGPA: 9.8

Father’s occupation: Mali

Success mantra: “ Love your studies and see the unsaid dreams in eyes of your parents and you will succeed. It’s the tireless efforts of my parents which did wonders.”

Name: Manoj Sharma

CGPA: 9.2

Father’s occupation: Salesman

Success mantra: “ Aim high and nothing can stop you. Money was scarce in my home but hope was in abundance and it drove me through.”

Name: Pankaj Kumar

CGPA : 9.0

Father occupation: Labourer

Success mantra: “ dare to dream and world is your oyster. I was determined to change my family’s destiny and have taken my first step. The tears of joy in my fathers eye is my best gift”

Name: Sonam

CGPA: 9.0

Father occupation: Labourer

Success mantra: “ My parents always asked me to be a great person in life and asked me to study hard for it. There encouragement was a propelling force to prove that a labourer’s dream can be fulfilled”



Token system introduced at PU library
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 1
In a bid to check increasing thefts of bags and valuables from Panjab University’s AC Joshi Library, a token system has been started by the university authorities here yesterday.

Besides, the CCTV cameras installed in the library have also been replaced.

Two days ago, students from various departments of the university had staged a protest on the issue of increasing number of bags and laptops missing from the library.

The students are required to submit their bags before they enter the library. The Dean Student Welfare, Naval Kishore, had promised that a system would be put into place to check the menace.

However, the university officials said no bag containing valuables, including money, laptop or any gadget would be accepted by security persons on the duty.



16 students of Satluj school secure CGPA 10
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, June 1
Satluj Public School while making a mark for itself produced the best results among the city schools, with its 16 students securing Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) 10 in the CBSE Class X examination. Principal Krit Serai said more than 70 per cent of the students got A-1 and A-2 grades, while more than 42 students had scored between CGPA 9 and 10.

In DC Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 7, 16 students got CGPA 10 in all five subjects. Eight students secured CGPA 9.8, while 31 got above CGPA 9.5.

Out of the 184 students of Bhavan Vidyalaya School, Sector 15, 13 students secured CGPA 10. School principal Shashi Banerjee said more than 50 students had secured nine and above points.

Manav Mangal School improved its overall result as all 237 students cleared the Class X exam. Principal Sandeep Sardana said as many 11 students secured CGPA 10, seven students secured CGPA 9.8 and 14 students got CGPA 9.6.

Students of Chamanlal DAV Senior Public School also improved their performance as seven of the total 100 students scored CGPA 10. “More than 10 students scored CGPA 9.8, while several others got CGPA 9 and above,” said school principal Anjali Marriya.

Out of the 77 students of Jainendra Public School, three students secured CGPA 10, said Sudha Babbar, principal. She said around 15 students had secured above CGPA 9.

Out of 114 students of Hansraj Public School, four students secured CGPA 10, while 43 got CGPA between 9.0 and 10, said principal Jaya Bhardwaj.

One student of Blue Bird High School secured CGPA 10, while the other got CGPA 9.6. Two students got CGPA 9.2, whereas two got above CGPA 9.

Five students of Holy Child School have scored above CGPA 9. Four students have got CGPA 10 in maths, science and Hindi.



Girls steal the show 
Manav Mangal Smart School tops list
Kulwinder Sangha

Mohali, June 1
Girls in Mohali stole the show in the CBSE Class X examination, results of which were declared today. Out of a total of 41 students scoring 10 cumulative grade point average (CGPA), 24 are girls.

Manav Mangal Smart School is on the top of the list with 12 students scoring CGPA 10 and seven scoring 9.8 even when the students were from the first batch of Class X. Those who got CGPA 10 include Jasleen Kaur, Mohish Gupta, Remanshi Arora, Arpita Parmar, Karanbir Singh, Paras Jain, Jainika Bansal, Kanav Puri, Mishali Grover, Parul Laddha, Rohan Dhiman and Swati Sharma. Students getting CGPA 9.8 include Birandeep Singh, Dhawaljot Kaur, Jaskarandeep Singh, Vani, Bhupinder Kaur, Deepak Bansal and Karan Chahal.

However, boys performed better in Shivalik Public School as seven of them got CGPA 10 against only two girls getting the same grade. They include Brahmdeep Singh Ahuja, Jaskirat Singh, Kunal Khosla, Lakshya Ohja, Pranav Sharma, Ravinder Singh, Abhishek Sharma, Manpreet Kaur and Priyanka Goel. Students who got CGPA 9.8 include Aashish, Priyanka, Ravleen Kaur Heer, Abhishek Verma, Amritpal Singh Malhi, Baldeep Singh Dhillon and Harsimran Kaur.

Six students of Doon International School got CGPA 10. They include Gurjot, Sirjandeep Kaur, Arushi Bansal, Diksha Singla, Guriqbal Singh Munday and Tanya Soni. Simran Bhinder got a grade point of 9.8.

The three students of Shemrock Senior Secondary School who scored CGPA 10 include Aeshita Saini, Robin Manktala and Jasleen Kaur. Students who got CGPA 9.8 are Gurpartap Singh Brar, Hitesh Gautam and Abhishek Bohra.

In St Soldier Senior Secondary School, three students scored CGPA 10. They include V Sruthi, Sarjana Singh and Arshpreet Kaur. Four of them got CGPA 9.8. They include Jhalak Vij, Priya, Sukhman Tiwana and Kiranpreet Kaur.

Three students of Gem Public School got CGPA 10. They are Raman Singh, Drishti Mahajan and Amrinder Singh Brar. Gurleen Kaur and Ashima Sharma got a grade point of 9.8.



What is CGPA
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 1
The Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) is an evaluation system followed the world over wherein student’s performance in examination and extra-curricular activities is taken into consideration to work out an average grade.

The system aims at creating stress-free learning environ. Students need to multiply the given CGPA with a common multiplier 9.5 to get an indicative percentage. This percentage is an indication of student’s performance vis-à-vis the overall results.



Reason behind good results

While the CBSE claims that its all-round development education plan is the key to this stupendous success, many academicians differ and hold biased and generous formative assessment or internal assessment as the reason.

“In which year did we have such a good result? Does that mean we were not putting our best efforts in education. How can all students of a single school get A+ in all co scholastic activities? If you assess the evaluation, you will find that schools where students have got full marks in science lab projects don’t even have proper labs. The formative assessment has lifted result by even upgrading the grades of many students,” said a local principal.


  • 300 students get 10 CGPA
  • 4,000 who opted out of Board examination fare better than 11,000 who sat for Boards
  • Students evaluated on soft skills and co-scholastic activities
  • No mark-sheets, swanky report cards to replace them
  • Many hold generous evaluation by schools as key to success
  • Best result in last 10 years
  • Qualifying percentage up by 8 percent 



Maharaja Aggarsain chair at KU demanded
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, June 1
Akhil Bharatiya Aggarwal Sammelan, Haryana, today demanded that a chair after the name of Maharaja Aggarsain be set up at Kurukshetra University.

President of the sammelan Kulbhushan Goel said they would meet Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on June 3. Expressing his gratitude to the CM for including life history of Maharaja Aggarsain in school syllabus, Goel said reservation in educational institutions should not be done on the basis of caste. He said seats should be reserved for people belonging to economically weaker sections of society.

Goel said they had also decided to provide free education to students under the EWS quota. He said they had approached around 60 educational institutions in the state and 30 of them had agreed to waive tuition fee. He said students would only have to pay the examination fee.



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