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Amritsar school sets new record
8 students among top 12 in Class X in Punjab
Varinder Walia
Tribune News Service

Anupreet Kaur, who got the second position in the matriculation examination of the Punjab School Education Board, with her grandmother
Anupreet Kaur, who got the second position in the matriculation examination of the Punjab School Education Board, with her grandmother in Amritsar on Sunday. 
Photo by Rajiv Sharma

Deepika
Deepika (rank IV)

Shifali
Shifali (rank V)

Amritsar, June 27
Modern High School for Girls here, which is a branch of Sant Singh Sukha Singh School, set a new record by bagging eight of the top 12 positions in the state in the matriculation examination, the result of which was declared by the Punjab State Education Board (PSEB) today. The students of the school created another record by bagging 27 of the 270 merit positions in the state.

The state topper, Harneet Kaur, daughter of the Veterinary Officer, Dr Jagjit Singh, belongs to a non-descript village, Othian (near Vallah), in the district. The second topper of the state, Anupreet Kaur (bracketed with a student of Nawanshahr) is daughter of Mr Jagmohan Singh and Nirmal Kaur who could study up to matriculation only.

 The other students of the school who did the city proud include Deepika (fourth position in the state), Shifali Gulati (fifth), Sakshi and Deepika Aggarwal ( both seventh), Himani Sharma (10th) and Maninder Kaur (12th position).

Modern High School has beaten the record of Government High School, Ludhiana, which had secured 25 merit positions in 1962. A student of this school, Rajinder Singh Bhatia, had got the first position in the state by securing 753 out of 900 marks in the first batch of matriculation examination conducted by the PSEB.

Mr Jagdish Singh, the Director of the 111-year-old society which runs a chain of educational institutions, including Modern High School for Girls, said hard work by teachers as well as students was the main reason behind this achievement. The principal of the school, Ms Narinder Kaur, gives credit to the Almighty for the great achievement. Ms Gursharn Kaur, a senior teacher of the school, said the support and guidance of the management had been a vital ingredient in the performance .

The Principal said a strategy of providing special attention to the students as per their academic record had been adopted. The brilliant students who completed their syllabus quite early in the academic year were given revision exercises through daily tests .

The houses of Harneet Kaur and Anupreet Kaur, like those of other toppers, wore a festive look as their friends and relatives made a beeline to congratulate them. Harneet Kaur got the news when she, along with her family members, were attending a marriage function in the village. Talking to TNS, Harneet said she covered a distance of 24 km daily in an autorickshaw to attend the school. She said it was the decision of her father to send her to the school. Harneet aspires to become a doctor or civil servant. On the other hand, Anupreet has a passion for teaching, especially in her favourite subject mathematics.
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