Friday, July 14, 2000,
Chandigarh, India
L U D H I A N A   S T O R I E S


Concentration brought them rewards
From Our Correspondent

LUDHIANA, July 13 — Boys and girls have brought laurels to the town in examinations. In this continuing series, we try to find out how these students worked and what took them to the top.

Mohit Bhambri: The first student of his village to get admission in a medical college, Mohit cleared all entrance tests he had taken. He used to biclycle 10 km daily from his village to his school.

Mohit says that he has got all his inspiration from his grandfather. His maternal uncle, Dr Puneet Kohli, also helped him achieve his goal. Mohit's parents also boosted his confidence and sacrificed their comforts for his regular studies.

He rank was 160 in the entrance test for the AFMC at Pune and 129 in the Punjab PMET. He has also cleared the CBSE PMT. A student of AS Modern Senior Secondary School, Khanna, he thanks Mr G.S. Bajwa, its Principal, for his success. He secured 82.6 per cent marks in the Class XII examination with both mathematics and biology as subjects. In the 30-year history of the school, Mohit is the first student to clear a medical-college entrance test.

Gurpreet Batra: "It is my parents' deep faith in God which has brought me where I am," says Gurpreet. However, Gurpreet was never told to study, she did it on her own. She said her family was always very encouraging provided her with all facilities. Her younger brother and sister were a great help and teacher, too, had a lot of confidence in her. Friends always encouraged her. She got 88.2 per cent marks in Class XII and cleared the AFMC entrance test. Her rank was 72 in the PMET and she cleared the AIPMT also.

According to her, general knowledge should be made a compulsory subject. Gandhian studies and group discussion on current topics should also be introduced in the curriculum.

Jaspreet Singh: Jaspreet owes his success to his hardwork. He said his parent and teachers had always encouraged him to work hard. He thanks his maternal uncle, Dr Iqbal, a reputed doctor of Ludhiana, for guiding him.

Jaspreet's rank was 43 in the PMT and 198 in the Karnataka CET.

Jaspreet also has a word of thanks for his teachers for teaching him shortcut methods which helped him a lot in examinations. Jaspreet said discussing things with friends had also helped him a lot. Jaspreet aims to become a gynaecologist like his maternal uncle.

Arunima Gupta: Arunima owes her success to her parents, both of whom are doctors. Arunima also hopes to become one. Her rank is 31 in the Punjab PMT, 56 in the Karnataka PMT and 236 in the CBSE PMT.

Arunima said she had been studying for four hours everyday and she was more than satisfied with her position.According to her, consistency is the key to success in any competitive examination.

Ajay Pal: He has secured second position in the district and 21st in the state in the Class X examination. Ajay, a student of RS Model School, plans to take up medical subjects in Class XI. He used to study 16 hours at a stretch, including the school hours.

Inspired by his parents and teachers, he worked hard, which led him to success. Mr Amarjeet Pal, his father, encouraged him constantly.Back

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