June 23, 2003, Chandigarh, India
Mandeep tops without coaching
Hoshiarpur/Fatehgarh Sahib, June 22
His father, Mr Kuldip Singh, is the Head Teacher in Government Elementary School, Mehndipur, and mother, Mrs Kuldip Kaur, is a teacher in Baba Makhan Shah Public School, Tanda Ram Saha. The parents said Mandeep had been a brilliant student throughout his career. He secured 90 per cent marks in the annual examination of Class VIII. They were thankful to the teachers of A.S. Senior Secondary School for extending all possible help and coaching to their son to achieve his mission. They said Mandeep Singh never got any private coaching.
Mandeep Singh has two elder sisters — one has done her B.Sc and the other Prabhjot Kaur is doing plus two. She was also in the merit list of the annual examination of Class X. Navdeep Singh, younger brother, is also a brilliant student.
Mr Hardev Singh and Mr Balbir Mittal Anand, former Principals of A.S. Senior Secondary School, said Mandeep was a well-behaved and brilliant student.
Mandeep Singh said he would work harder to get achievements in studies ahead. He wants to become an engineer and serve the country and society.
Rupinder Kaur, student of Baba Zorawar Singh Baba Fateh Singh Senior Secondary School, Fatehgarh Sahib, and daughter of a leading local advocate, Mr K.S. Khera, has got the second position securing 617 marks out of 650.
It is for the first time that any student from the district has achieved such a position at the state level. The Deputy Commissioner, Mr K.S. Ahluwalia, has announced that she will be honoured at the Independence Day function.
When The Tribune broke the news to Rupinder at her residence, she said: “I cannot believe it”. Earlier she had topped in the district in the middle standard examination. Since then she had made up her mind to top in the state in the matric examination. She attributed her success to her parents, tutor Balwinder Kumar and to her hard work. She said she wanted to join the medical profession and to be a doctor in the Army. She has joined coaching classes at Mata Gujri College, Fatehgarh Sahib, for admission in the medical group. Besides study, Rupinder Kaur has also been taking part actively in sports and cultural activities. She has been the best athlete of her school for the past two years and has won various prizes in debates and declamation contests. Her parents said that they had never forced her to study. Rather they had advised her to take rest.
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