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CBSE Class X results
A perfect 10 for 1,200 from tricity
Girls outshine boys; only 24 students from govt schools spot on; Satluj Public School, Panchkula, shines
Mehakdeep Grewal
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 20
As many as 1,200 students from the tricity have scored a perfect 10 CGPA in the CBSE Class X examinations, the results of which were declared today. The performance of tricity schools, however, has slipped as compared to the scores last year, even though the number of students has increased.

Compared to the 399 students from Panchkula who have hit the bull's eye, 744 students from Chandigarh have scored a perfect 10.

Only 24 students from government schools have scored a perfect 10.

Girls from the tricity have outshone boys in the results. A total of 23,058 students (13,248 boys and 9,810 girls) were registered in the examinations from the tricity of whom 22,860 (13,106 boys and 9,754 girls) were declared successful. Students of Chandigarh, known as the education hub of the region, presented a poor show in the examinations with a pass percentage of 99.10.

With an overall pass percentage of 99.36, Panchkula took the lead from Mohali (99.16 per cent) and Chandigarh (99.10 per cent). The total pass percentage of the tricity was 99.14 while the pass percentage of girls and boys was recorded at 99.43 and 98.93, respectively.

Regional officer of the CBSE RJ Khanderao said 23,058 students (13,248 boys and 9,810 girls) from the tricity were registered and of them 22,860 (13,106 boys and 9,754 girls) qualified the examination. In Panchkula, of the 3,107 (1,909 boys and 1,198 girls) registered students, 3,087 (1,898 boys and 1,189 girls) qualified the exams.

Mohali managed to remain at the second position. Here, of the 2,493 (1,498 boys and 995 girls) registered students, 2,472 (1,481 boys and 991 girls) were declared successful. The total pass percentage in Mohali was 99.16. The pass percentage of boys and girls in Mohali was 98.87 and 99.60, respectively. Trailing Panchkula and Mohali, Chandigarh registered a total pass percentage of 99.10. In Chandigarh, 17,458 (9,841 boys and 7,617 girls) students appeared for the matriculation examinations of whom 17,301 (9,727 boys and 7,574 girls) were declared successful.

Here the pass percentage of boys and girls was 98.84 and 99.44, respectively.

Panchkula’s Satluj Public School steals the show

With 39.15 per cent of its students getting a CGPA of 10, Satluj Public School, Panchkula, has topped the chart in the tricity in the CBSE Class X examinations. Of the total 166 students who appeared for the examinations from the school, 65 students have got a perfect 10 CGPA.

However, in terms of the highest number of students getting a perfect score, Delhi Public School, Sector 40, leads the chart with 79 of its 276 students hitting the bull's eye. The percentage works out to be 28.62.

The second slot has been bagged by Bhavan Vidyalaya, Sector 15, Panchkula, with 75 of its 197 students (38.07 per cent) scoring a perfect 10.

At the third spot was St John’s High School, Sector 26, with 29.76 per cent of its students getting a perfect score. As many as 50 of the 168 students in the school have got a CGPA of 10.

Bhavan Vidyalaya, Sector 27, was at the fourth spot with 45 of its 154 students (29.22 per cent) scoring a perfect 10.

The fifth position in the tricity was bagged by Sacred Heart Convent School, Sector 26, with 63 of its 216 students (29.16 per cent) scoring a perfect 10.



Sports stars who hit the bull’s eye
Deepankar Sharda
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 20
Talent has no boundaries. This holds true in the case of two national-level players, who have scored a perfect 10 CGPA in the CBSE Class X examination, the results of which were declared today.

Basketball player Garv Malhotra and kho-kho player Nisha Dhawan are on cloud nine after bagging laurels, both in academics and sports.

Garv Malhotra wants to make it big in basketball

Garv Malhotra, a student of St Kabir Public School, Sector 26, had not expected that he would score a CGPA of 10.

An NBA (National Basketball Association) international league aspirant, Garv now wants to pursue a non-medical course and move to the US. There, he wishes to take part in the NBA league and make it big. “I had never thought of scoring a perfect 10 in my exams. The credit for it goes to my teachers and family members. I want to opt for the non-medical stream and shift base to the US. There, I want to play in the NBA league. I know my dreams are big. However, today's result has given me the confidence to aim high,” said Garv.

He has participated in five national events, including three organised by the School Games Federation of India (SGFI) and two by the Basketball Federation of India. He also attended basketball nationals held at Chhattisgarh in November. He credits his coach Amit Singh with nurturing his talent in the game.

Kho-kho player Nisha Dhawan sets sights on IAS

Nisha Dhawan, a national-level kho-kho player and student of Shishu Niketan School, Sector 22, wants to become an IAS officer. She has played eight nationals and practises daily on the school’s ground.

She terms her 10 CGPA score as the first step towards becoming an IAS officer. “I am happy with my performance in the examinations. It was a tough task to maintain the right balance between studies and sports. I am happy with my performance. Hard work is the key to success,” said Nisha.

Like Garv, she, too, wants to opt for the non-medical stream and continue to play her game. Besides representing Chandigarh in the nationals, she represented her school in various inter-school kho-kho championships.



Sector 17 firing: Five land in police net
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 20
A day after two persons were shot at outside Buzz discotheque in Sector 17, the Chandigarh Police arrested five persons involved in the incident.

The police said the prime accused have been identified as 23-year-old, Sunil Singh Gill, a resident of Sector 8. He had fired the shots at the bouncer. The other accused have been identified as Jatinder Pal Singh, alias Johny (25), a resident of Baltana, Ashwani Sharma (21), a resident of Sangrur, Dilraj Mann (22) of Patti in Tarn Taran district and Harinder Singh,a resident of Kishangarh village.

Gill had opened fire at bouncer Rahul Sharma, who had turned him and his friends out after they were creating ruckus. Along with the bouncer, another person, Pardeep, a resident of Ludhiana, was also injured. All the accused had come to the Buzz Lounge to attend the birthday party of Rattan Lubana, a resident of Kishangarh, village, Chandigarh. The party started at 4 pm and during the party the accused started creating ruckus in inebriated state and also manhandled the bouncer. The bouncers stopped them and they were made to leave the Buzz Lounge.

All five returned in their Tata Safari bearing No. CH01-AS-6728 and fired at the bouncer and another person standing in the parking area of Buzz Lounge. The youngsters fired three shots and sped away from the place after injuring two persons.

A joint team of Police Station, Sector-17 and Operation Cell, Sector-26, was formed under the close supervision of the DSP(central) and the DSP(operation cell). Today, after developing information above the said team laid down a naka near Khuda Lahora bridge and arrested the five accused, who were travelling in their Ford Fiesta car No. PB-46-P-0890. A country-made pistol used in the incident has also been recovered from the possession of Sunil Singh Gill along with 20 live cartridges. The same has been taken into police possession.

DSP Ashish Kapoor said Sunil Singh Gill had a criminal background and had been involved in a case of quarrel registered at the Sector 26 police station in Chandigarh and a case of Arms Act at the Sector 3 police station. His father Iqbal Singh is also in jail and brother Dharamvir Gill was released on bail today in a case registered in April of cheating and criminal conspiracy at the Phase I, SAS Nagar police station. Antecedents of others are being verified and further investigation of the case is being carried out by the Sector 17police station.

Past incidents

July 15, 2012: A girl was molested and chased by over 12 rowdy youths outside Tao discotheque in Sector 26.

June 22, 2012: Three girls were chased by youths in a Mercedes car at the Sector 7 market. The youths damaged the car of one of the girls. The three were arrested.

October, 2011: Armed assailants barged into Vodoo at Sector 26 and fired gunshots.

September, 2011: Fifteen youths barged into Tao at Sector 26 and attacked guests and bouncers on duty.


Heritage items auctioned for Rs 1.70 cr
A set of two armchairs and a sofa set from the HC fetched highest Rs 71 lakh in Paris
Rajinder Nagarkoti
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 20
While the UT Administration had discarded the old furniture designed by Le Corbusier’s cousin Pierre Jeanneret, the Paris-based Artcurial Auction House earned thousands of euros from the auction of heritage furniture, which was held on Tuesday (May 19).

The auction house website revealed that there were 14 furniture items designed by Pierre Jeanneret, a cousin of Le Corbusier, which were put under the hammer. Out of the 14 lots, nine furniture items were auctioned for 211450 euros (Rs 1.70 crore). A set of two armchairs and a sofa from the Punjab and Haryana High Court was auctioned for a whopping Rs 71 lakh. The auction house had estimated a price of 50000-6000 euros for the furniture item but it went for 88600 euros (Rs 71 lakh in Indian rupees).

Besides, a pair of armchairs from an administrative building from the city fetched 19500 euros. Similarly, an office desk-bookcase from an administrative building of the city also fetched 19500 euros in the auction.

There were five heritage items of the city, which could not find any buyer during the auction, including a storage unit from private residence, a table from the Punjab and Haryana High Court, a fireside chair from a private residence, a set of six red vintage committee chairs from the Punjab and Haryana Vidhan Sabha and a set of six yellow vintage committee chairs from the Punjab and Haryana Vidhan Sabha.

Heritage furniture designed by Le Corbusier’s cousin Pierre Jeanneret, was discarded by the UT Administration and city residents in the 80’s and 90’s.

Le Corbusier’s cousin Pierre Jeanneret had designed chairs, tables, stools and racks for government offices in the late 50s. However, the furniture was replaced in the late 80s and early 90s. After dumping the heritage items in the backyards or stores, most of the departments of the UT Administration had auctioned these as part of junk, unaware of their international worth.

During his stay in Chandigarh, Jeanneret designed several pieces of furniture. Some of the prototypes are present at Government Museum and Art Gallery at Sector 10. Jeanneret used the furniture in the house he stayed in at Sector 5. He was so fond of the city that after his death, his ashes were immersed in Sukhna Lake as he had desired.

Furniture items auctioned

  • File rack storage unit from administrative building, Chandigarh (estimated cost: 8000-10000 euros) sold at: 9750
  • Cane and solid teak linen basket from private residence, Chandigarh (estimated cost: 6000-8000 euros) sold at: 11050
  • A pair of stools from Panjab University (estimated cost: 8000-12000 euros) sold at: 11700
  • An administrative desk from administrative building, Chandigarh (estimated cost: 6000-8000 euros) sold at: 18850
  • A bench from Chandigarh (estimated cost: 6000-8000 euros) sold at: 14300
  • An office desk-bookcase from an administrative building, Chandigarh (estimated cost: 8000-10000 euros) sold at: 19500
  • A pair of armchairs from an administrative building, Chandigarh (estimated cost: 8000-12000 euros) sold at: 19500
  • A fireside chair from Chandigarh (estimated cost: 15000-25000 euros) sold at: 18200
  • A set of two armchairs and a sofa from the Punjab and Haryana High Court (estimated cost: 50000-60000 euros) sold at: 88600

Five unsold items

  • A storage unit from private residence, Chandigarh (estimated cost: 12000-18000 euros)
  • A table from the Punjab and Haryana High Court (estimated cost: 50000-60000 euros)
  • A fireside chair from a private residence, Chandigarh (estimated cost: 12000-18000 euros)
  • A set of six red vintage committee chairs from the Punjab and Haryana Vidhan Sabha (estimated cost: 48000-50000 euros)
  • A set of six yellow vintage committee chairs from the Punjab and Haryana Vidhan Sabha (estimated cost: 48000-50000 euros)



UT cop's son found dead in Amritsar
Mystery shrouds death; friends accompanying him at large; cause of death yet to be ascertained
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 20
The body of the son of a Chandigarh Police Inspector was found under mysterious circumstances at Gill village located on the Amritsar-Mehta road today.

The deceased, Harinder Singh was son of Inspector Tarsem Rana and was pursuing law in Chandigarh.

The Amritsar Police recovered the body and are tight-lipped about their investigation. They are on the lookout for four of the deceased’s unidentified friends, who were with him before the incident.

During preliminary examination, no injury mark was found on the body.

A senior officer of the Jandiala police station said the victim, who was accompanied by a group of friends, was on excursion as toll tax slips of Delhi, Haridwar and Shimla were found from the Mahindra XUV 500 vehicle (PB-31 L 0043) they travelled in. The police have taken the vehicle in their possession but are yet to zero in on the deceased’s friends.

The body has been sent to the Government Medical College, Amritsar for post-mortem examination.

It is learnt that the police were working on various theories to know the exact cause of the incident. They are also waiting for the post-mortem report to know the cause of death. “We have come to know that there were three to four persons together in the vehicle and are missing since the incident took place. We are trying to know their antecedents”, said a police officer.

Deceased had a tainted past

Harinder Singh, son of a Chandigarh Police Inspector, had been booked in cases of highway robberies registered by the Chandigarh and Panchkula police.

He had allegedly robbed a gun house at Hoshiarpur, Punjab, in April 2009 and was arrested along with three others in June 2009. The police had recovered four revolvers, 25 cartridges, a Swift car and cash to the tune of Rs 4.64 lakh from them.

After his arrest, the Chandigarh Police established Harinder’s involvement in a case of highway robbery. He was then arrested as part of the gang involved in robbing a Sector 33 resident, Lalit Behl, on the Delhi-Chandigarh highway in May 2009.

The former shot-putter, stated to be a member of the gang, was pursuing law in Chandigarh. Harinder’s younger brother too had been booked in kidnapping cases.

Then, the Panchkula Police had taken the accused on transit remand and showed his involvement in cases of bank robberies committed in Panchkula.

In July 2010, a Chandigarh court had acquitted Harinder and three others in a case registered under the Arms Act. He was also acquitted by the court in 2011 in the Behl robbery case. He was later acquitted by the court in the Panchkula robbery case.



City traders hold protest as EO seals booths
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 20
Officials of the UT Estate Office (EO) were caught on wrong foot when they sealed booths in Sector 8 only to realise that the finance secretary had given one month time to the traders to apply for change of trade. Caught on the back foot, the estate official opened the seal.

Apparently unaware about the directive by the finance secretary, the EO team sealed the booths after expiry of the three-day notice given to them to set things right to avoid sealing.

Yesterday, BJP leader Harmohan Dhawan had met officials of the EO who had given a month's time to those running eateries to apply for conversion of trade.

After the officials opened the seal, the shopkeepers protested the EO action and met Harmohan Dhawan to discuss the issue.



Plea to create smoking zones on HC complex

Chandigarh, May 20
To provide smoke-free environs to nearly 13,000 daily visitors to the Punjab and Haryana High Court (HC), a Mohali-based NGO, Generation Saviour Association (GSA), today called for creation of smoking zones.

GSA president Amteshwer Kaur handed over a representation to the Chief Justice of the HC and the Bar Association for providing “smoking zones as smoking in public areas pose health hazards to non-smokers”. She said the zones and display of warning boards would help in preventing passive smoking.

Bar Association secretary Saurav Khurana said they were sensitive to the health concerns and would consider the request. — TNS



Maintenance of toilets
Inquiry officer seeks records of Outdoor Communications
Amit Sharma
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 20
The Additional Commissioner, Municipal Corporation (MC), has written to the Joint Commissioner seeking the entire record of the Outdoor Communications.

The company is facing an inquiry marked by the MC Commissioner following a complaint that the MC allegedly extended undue favour to it by not taking advertisement fee after allotting a tender for maintenance and operation of 25 public toilets on Build Operate and Transfer (BOT) basis.

Sources said the Additional Commissioner, Sunil Bhatia, the inquiry officer, has sent a communication seeking records to the Joint Commissioner, Rajiv Gupta.

In a complaint made earlier this year, it was alleged that the MC extended favour to the company that was allotted a five-year contract in February 2010 by not charging advertisement fee/tax. The complainant stated that as per the rules, the company was supposed to submit the licence fee of six months in advance. However, the company instead paid the fee on monthly basis.

While the company was allotted the job for five years, it surrendered the work in the fifth year. Sources said the XEN, Public Health, has also been asked to provide information pertaining to the company to the inquiry officer.

On April 29, the MC Commissioner, Vivek Pratap Singh, had marked an inquiry into the complaint.



Tanker overturns while negotiating turn at Majri Chowk
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, May 20
Traffic at the intersection of the Ambala-Kalka and the Yamunanagar-Panchkula highway was disrupted for hours after a tanker carrying soap slurry (liquid form of soap) overturned at Majri Chowk here last night.

This is the third time in the last two months that a loaded heavy vehicle overturned at the spot.

A tanker ferrying soap-slurry from Varanasi (UP) to Baddi in Himachal Pradesh met with an accident at about 2.30 am. The tanker driver, Rajkumar, said as the vehicle slowly overturned to its left, he managed to jump out to safety.

While experts attribute certain engineering fault at the particular spot to the accidents, the project director of the National Highway Authority of India, OC Mathur, held drivers of vehicles responsible.

Mathur said drivers heading toward Pinjore from the Ramgarh side must need to be more cautious and slow down their vehicles while taking a turn here.

Assistance Commissioner of Police (Traffic wing) Jagtar Singh, officials from the district administration, PWD (highways) and the NHAI visited the site to take stock of the situation.

Panchkula Deputy Commissioner of Police Ashwin Senvi claimed to have diverted heavy vehicles coming from the Ramgarh side to new Ghaggar river side in Sector 21 to further rejoin the elevated Ambala-Kalka highway.



rape case
Pinjore women protest against police inaction
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, May 20
High drama prevailed at the Amarvati police post today when a number of woman residents of Ward No. 6, Pinjore, assembled there and alleged police inaction in a rape case.

The women were accompanied by the victim, who alleged that she had moved an application before the police alleging that two persons had raped her a couple of months ago but no action has been taken on it yet.

In her complaint to the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Panchkula, the woman alleged that two of her colleagues served her an intoxicant-laced cod drink following which she fell unconscious and the duo raped her.

She also alleged that the accused told her that they had videographed the incident on mobile and threatened her with circulating it if she disclosed the incident to anyone.

Accompanied by former sarpanch Satya Devi and over 10 other residents of the area, the victim reached the police post and lodged a protest.

Satya Devi claimed that the victim had moved an application before the DCP almost 20 days ago but nothing had been done in this regard as yet.

She also claimed that the victim had been under stress after the sexual assault and even tried to commit suicide.

The protesters warned that the police would be held responsible if the victim took any drastic step.

SHO Lalit Sharma said they had received the complaint from the DCP office. After recording her statement, the police would initiate action against the suspects, the SHO said.



Inquiry report rules out attack on mentally challenged inmate at RIMH
Ritika Jha Palial
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 20
In the case of alleged assault on a 41-year-old mentally challenged person at the Regional Institute of Mentally Handicapped (RIMH), Sector 31, the inquiry report has ruled out any assault by the fellow inmate, as alleged by the parent and has given clean chit to the RIMH staff.

The inquiry has revealed that the victim sustained injury after being incidentally pushed by the “problem child”. While denying any negligence at the hands of RIMH staff, the inquiry report has also pointed out that the nature of injury received by the person were not deep or grievous and also he was first taken to Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32 (Emergency), by school staff till his mother could be contacted.

About further action, Dr BS Chavan, Joint Director, RIMH, said, “Since there was no negligence on the part of our staff, it does not call for any action against them. We need to be little more careful in handling students. The other person (the problem child) is already on medication. We will see if any improvisation is required in his medication to control his aggression.”

In a 10-page inquiry report (a copy of which is with the Chandigarh Tribune), the Inquiry officer, Dr Paramleen Kaur, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, GMCH, noted that staff members had accompanied the 41-year-old to Command Hospital in RIMH vehicle. The staff stayed through the examination by the specialist, preliminary tests and X-ray till about 4.30 pm. (as per the log book of the driver copy).

Two special educators and the attendant again went to Command Hospital and stayed outside the OT with the mother till about 9pm.”

The surgeon’s opinion as noted in the report says, “According to the plastic surgeon, who treated him in Command Hospital, he has suffered a “degloving avulsion injury” There were no deep injuries, cuts, abrasions or contusions to the part. The surgeon also said that timely surgery had been performed and patient was likely to recover fully. He said the mode of injury could be ring type pressure.”

As per the mother, Manmohan Kaur, on May 13, her 41-year-old son was attacked by a fellow and sustained grievous injuries on his private parts. He was rushed to the Command Hospital (as requested by his mother) as he was bleeding profusely. He underwent a life-saving surgery at the hospital the same day. He is currently under observation. An inquiry was marked into the matter after media intervention.

Key findings in inquiry

  • Both staff members were present in the class during the incident
  • “Problem child” pushed 41-year-old and ran out of the room
  • “Problem child” does not have psychiatric diagnosis, but is under treatment for aggression/hyperactivity (parents alleged that he is a psychiatric patient)
  • RIMH staff immediately took the patient to GMCH-32 Emergency
  • The injured was able to stand and walk independently prior to surgery
  • No negligence by RIMH and the incident could not be avoided as it was a push and happened within a second



Experts clear the myth, say phulveri is curable
PGI introduces laser technique for treatment of the disease
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 20
Experts at the PGIMER, while asserting that vitiligo (commonly known as phulveri) was a curable skin problem, said that a new laser technique was available in the institute for treatment of the localised disease not responding to conventional methods. Addressing mediapersons here yesterday, doctors from the Department of Dermatology, PGIMER, also cleared myths on vitiligo and shared about the social stigma attached to persons suffering from the disease as they face difficulty in marrying as well.

The department has procured the excimer laser technology, available at very few institutions of the country, said Dr Sanjeev Handa, head, Department of Dermatology.

Dr Tarun Narang, Assistant Professor, Dermatology, said, “The laser technology involves various sessions and nominal fee for complete restoration of normal skin colour and treatment of vitiligo-affected area.”

Dr SD Mehta, former dematologist at GMSH-16, who now runs a clinic in Mohali, said, “It is very important for the public to know that vitiligo is not contagious. Many people undergo stress as their social acceptance goes down due to the disease. But it is curable and going for the right treatment is the key.”

Myths about vitiligo

  • White-coloured food items like curd, milk can cause it
  • Consumption of fish and milk back to back can cause it
  • Food rich in vitamin C can cause it

Vitiligo Day observed

“Vitiligo Day is observed by the department under the aegis of Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists. A poster presentation was displayed on Vitiligo Day.

What is vitilligo?

Vitiligo (phulvehri) is a pigmentary disorder of cosmetic concern and social stigma in India. Patients develop single to multiple asymptomatic white spots on various parts of the body. The department runs a pigmentary clinic on every Friday for these patients. Last year, 673 new patients and 2,330 follow up patients visited the clinic.

Treatment available

Apart from oral medication, the ultraviolet therapy — narrowband (NBUVB) and UVA are methods for treatment. The phototherapy treatment has been a boon to patients in the northern region. The department also offers various surgical therapeutic options of grafting.



HIV/AIDS, ART training for nurses
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 20
The National Institute of Nursing Education (NINE), PGIMER, Chandigarh, conducted three consecutive “Six Days each Workshop on HIV/AIDS and ART Training for Nurses” under the Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM).

The training was organised in association with the Indian Nursing Council under Dr. Sandhya Ghai (Principal Coordinator, GFATM Project). A total of 103 nurses from Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh participated in the six-day workshop.



Free eye check-up camp held

Chandigarh, May 20
As many as 100 underprivileged persons attended a free eye check-up camp held at All India Pingalwara Charitable Society, Palsora, today.

The camp was organised by Max India Foundation (MIF), the corporate social responsibility wing of the Max India, in association with the Max Super-Specialty Hospital(MSSH), Mohali, the Max Specialty Films and the Max Life Insurance. — TNS



CBSE Class X results
Poor show by govt schools
Of 12,017 students, only 24 score a perfect 10 CGPA
Mehakdeep Grewal
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 20
In contrast to the students of private schools from Chandigarh — who scored a perfect 10 Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) this year, which is nearly 624 — the number of students from government schools getting a perfect score is only 24.

Though 12,017 students of government schools took the CBSE Class X exam, compared to 5,441 of private schools, the students of government schools comparatively fared lower in terms of scoring a perfect 10.

The highest number of 10 CGPA scorers are from Government Senior Secondary School (GMSSS), Sector 16. A total of eight students from the school, including five girls and three boys, hit the bull’s eye.

In 2012, Government Model Senior Secondary School (GMSSS), Sector 16, was at the top among the government schools with 17 of its students scoring a perfect 10.

Last year, GMSSS-Sector 35 got the highest number of 10 CGPA scorers as eight students got a perfect 10.

Meanwhile, Kendriya Vidyalaya students have also performed better than their government school counterparts. As many as 96 students from KVs scored a perfect 10.

The teachers and officials from the Education Department, however, feel that staff shortage and high pupil-teacher ratio, along with no detention policy are the key reasons for the low number of students reaching the perfect 10 level.

District Education Officer (DEO) Ram Kumar Sharma said, “Due to the introduction of problem solving assessment (PSA), there has been a decline in the performance level of students this year. However, we still need to do an analysis to find out the reasons for the decline in the performance of students.”

Educationists from government schools also pointed out that till last year, the overall assessment of students was done by teachers. However, this year, the system was more rationalised as the first semester marks were not taken into account for the final assessment.



Not too many CGPA10 in tricity this year
Mehakdeep Grewal
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 20
As compared to last year, the number of tricity students scoring a perfect 10 CGPA in the Class X CBSE exam has come down drastically this year. While last year, 1,369 students scored CGPA 10, this year, only 1,200 students could manage a perfect 10.

Last year from Chandigarh alone, 852 students had scored a perfect 10 and this year only 744 students have managed a 10. The number of students scoring perfect 10 from Panchkula has slightly risen to 399 this year as compared to last year’s 351.

Last year, 9,690 boys and 7,483 girls had appeared for the Class X exams and this year, 9,841 boys and 7,617 girls appeared for the Class X exams. The number of candidates appearing for the board examination increased this year but their performance was comparatively not that good.

Meanwhile, stating the reason for decrease in the number of students being able to achieve a perfect 10 score, Regional Officer of the CBSE, RJ Khanderao said, “The marking scheme this year has been rationalised to increase the performance level of students academically.”

Educationalists across the city opined that due to online checking there was decrease in the number of students getting a perfect 10 as more transparency had come into the system.



For her, where there’s a will, there’s a way
Parveen, daughter of a daily wage earner, scores 9.4 CGPA
Deepankar Sharda
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 20
Despite facing financial constraints and no extra coaching classes, 16-year-old Parveen has proved that it takes dedication and hard work to excel.

A student of Mount Carmel School, Sector 26, and the daughter of a daily-wager, she has brought laurels to her alma mater by securing 9.4 CGPA ranking in the CBSE Class X examination.

Joyous moments were witnessed at her residence in the Bapu Dham Colony, Sector 26, as soon as Parveen received the news that she had got 9.4 CGPA.

Parveen, who falls under the economically weaker section (EWS) quota, overcame all hurdles to achieve the feat.

“My hard work paid off in the right manner. I want to be a doctor and will make my parents proud one day. They’ve always helped me perform well in studies. My teachers have always addressed my queries,” said a gleaming Parveen.

Asked how she managed to devote time to her studies while living in a joint family, Parveen said, “Where there’s a will there’s a way.”

“All one needs is to adjust in a certain environment and work towards their ultimate aim. Though the result is not as per my expectations, I will try to improve myself under the guidance of my teachers,” said Parveen.

Meanwhile, her father said, “I had never thought that she would perform so well in the exam. I’m happy and want her to settle down in life on her own. I don’t earn enough but will always lend her my support,” said Nasees Ahmed.

Parveen’s teacher Babita Duggal said, “She is a bright student and has done well in her exams. She should focus on maintaining her level of study and get good coaching.”

EWS students perform well

  • The students of economically weaker section (EWS) of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Sector 25, have performed well in the CBSE Class X examination, the results of which were announced on Tuesday.
  • Out of 25 students, who appeared for the exam, one secured 10 CGPA, three secured 9.4 CGPA and two managed to get over 8 CGPA points.
  • Sushil Kumar, son of a daily-wager, secured 10 CGPA and did his family proud.
  • Abhinav, who lost his father, has secured 9.6 CGPA in the exams. His mother works as a daily-wager.
  • Ravinder, another student of the same school, secured 9.2 CGPA followed by Dinesh and Sushil, who secured 84 CGPA and 8.6 CGPA, respectively.
  • Taking a big leap, Niharika, the only girl student among the toppers, secured 9.2 CGPA. Her father works as a cobbler near Panjab University.



Despite odds, Vasudha Bhagat scores 8.6 CGPA
Deepankar Sharda
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 20
Sixteen-year old Vasudha Bhagat, a patient of dyslexia (developmental reading disorder), scored CGPA 8.6 in her class X examination, the result of which was declared today.

Bringing joy and laurels to her parents, she has given them hope that she too can have a bright future.Under pressure to prove herself to the world Vasudha scored 8.6 CGPA in the examination. “I am happy to score good marks. Hopefully, I will continue to perform the same in the near future” said elated Vasudha.

A student of Ryan International School, Sector 49, Vasudha wants to start her own business so that she can make her parents proud. Vasudha has difficulty reading and writing with accurate comprehension. She is a patient of dyslexia since birth however her hobby includes reading books and making notes. Her family is her support and helped her perform well. She gets full support from her school management and all teachers support her in her studies.

To encourage her, Ryan International School has already given her provisional admission to the next class.

“We don’t want the disability to come in her way. We have full confidence in her and one day she will make us proud. Like normal children, she studies well however takes time to combine words. We just pray to God to give her the will power, so that she is able to stand on her feet in life. She likes to read books and sometimes narrates stories to others. It’s an uphill task but we try to instill confidence in her” said Chetna Bhagat, her mother. Vasudha’s teachers takes special classes to teach her, while her mother and father make sure that she studies with her younger brother.



AKSIPS tops perfect 10 CGPA chart in Mohali
Akash Ghai
Tribune News Service

Mohali, May 20
Ajit Karam Singh International Public School, Sector 65, has topped the ‘Perfect 10 CGPA’ (cumulative grade point average) chart in Mohali as 23.8 per cent of its students scored the ideal grades in the CBSE Class X examinations.

Ten students of Ajit Karam Singh International Public School, Sector 65, secured 10 CGPA out of a total of 42 students.

Manav Mangal Smart School, Phase X, bagged the second spot with 22.3 per cent. Out of the 206 students, who took the examination, as many as 46 students got the perfect grade.

The third slot went to Gian Jyoti Public School, Phase II, with 21.6 per cent followed by Shivalik Public School, Phase VI, whose 16.5 per cent students managed to score a perfect 10. As many as 88 students of Gian Jyoti took the board exams, while 127 were of Shivalik Public School.

Going by the highest number of students, who secured 10 CGPA, Manav Mangal School can be put on the top as its 46 students have hit the mark.

However, a decrease in the number of such students has been noticed this year compared to the figures of the previous year.

Last year, as many as 53 students of Manav Mangal Smart School had got 10 CGPA, followed by Lawrence Public School and Shivalik School, with 27 and 26 students, respectively, hitting the mark.

This year, the town witnessed as many as 128 students got 10 CGPA whereas the figure was 166 in 2013.

Sanjay Sardana, director of Manav Mangal Smart School, said, “The number of students with 10 CGPA has decreased due to the introduction of Problem Solving Assessment (PSA) by CBSE this year.”

“The students and teachers were not fully prepared for the new concept. This is the reason for the decrease in the number of students (with 10 CGPA),” he said.

Report card

This year, Mohali town witnessed 99.16 per cent result. A total of 2,493 students, including 1,498 boys and 995 girls, took the Class X exam from Mohali. Out of these, 2,472 students have passed.

Girls outshine boys

The pass percentage of girls is 99.60 per cent, while the pass percentage of boys is 98.87 per cent. 995 girl students took the exam and 991 cleared it. In the boys’ category, 1,496 students took the exam and 1,481 passed. 



12 Budha Dal students excel
Tribune News Service

Students of Manav Mangal celebrate their success on the school campus in Phase X, Mohali, on Tuesday
Students of Manav Mangal celebrate their success on the school campus in Phase X, Mohali, on Tuesday. Tribune Photo: Vicky Gharu

Patiala, May 20
Excitement prevailed in Budha Dal Public School when the results of Class X examinations of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), were declared today. As many as 12 students of Budha Dal won laurels for their school by scoring 10 CGPA. Around 302 students took the examination. The students who scored CGPA 10 are Ramanjot Kaur Bedi, Gurleen Kaur Rai, Gurkaran Arora, Janamdeep Singh, Armaanpreet Kaur, Teghbir Singh, Bhavneet Kaur, Gurmanpal Singh, Inderpreet Singh, Komal Ishita and Tarannum Gupta.

Ryan International School: 16 students achieved CGPA 10 and nine scored between CGPA 9 and 10.

Teja Singh Kandhari School: Harshit Sharma, Ajaypal Singh and Sanchit Kapoor scored 10 CGPA.

Police DAV School: Five students scored 10 CGPA, four got 9 CGPA and 38 scored 8 and above. The top scorers included Babita Kumari, Gurvake Singh, Jasmeet Kaur, Jaspreet Kaur Dhiman and Ramandeep Kaur.

Narain Public School: In all, a total of 118 students appeared for the Class X examination. Two students Aakansha and Gurleen Walia secured CGPA 10 and seven students got above CGPA 0.

Blossoms Senior Secondary School: Ashish Jindal has topped by securing CGPA 10 and Yadwinder Singh scored the second position by securing CGPA 9.8.

Apollo Public Senior Secondary School: Avneet Kaur scored 10 CGPA followed by Ashwini Mandlay (9.8), Sharanpreet Kaur (9.4), Harmanjot Singh (9.2) and Jasleen Kaur Chauhan who scored 9 CGPA. Out of 66 students, 10 students scored 8 and above CGPA whereas 20 students scored more than CGPA 7.

Scholars Field Public School: Eleven students scored GGPA above 9. Japneet Kaur scored CGPA 10.



Mohali cricketer shines
Tribune News Service

Mohali, May 20
Braving all odds, this national cricketer cornered glory in studies, too, by securing 8.5 CGPA (cumulative grade point average) in the CBSE Class X examinations.

Rishab Sharma, a national under-18 cricketer of Anne’s School, Kharar, is an orphan.

While Rishab’s father expired few years ago, he lost his mother this year.

“Despite numerous odds, this brave youngster did not let anything come in his way of success. He caught peoples’ attention by getting selected in the U-18 national cricket team this year. Now, he has secured 8.5 CGPA despite the fact that he could not devote ample time to his studies,” said Aneet Goyal, chairman of the school.

Rishabh’s brother and sister quit their studies to support him in his endeavours. Anne’s School also gave him 100 per cent fee concession.

Rishabh, who wants to represent India at the international level, said, “I studied for a few days before the examinations commenced. I’m happy that I managed to score respectable grades.”



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