Tribune News Service
Jalandhar, July 30
In what could be called a proud moment, it’s the girls who have bagged the top positions in the Class XII CBSE exams this year in the district. Jalandhar girls Akshita and Aaliah topped the district, also topping in their respective streams. The district topper in the non-medical stream is Akshita Bansal with 99.2 per cent marks. Aaliyah Janeja with the same percentage — 99.2 per cent — has topped the commerce stream in the district. Akshita is a student of MGN School, Urban Estate, while Aaliya is a student of Apeejay School. Tarpan Soni of Police DAV Public School, topped the district in the humanities stream securing 98.20 per cent marks. Aastha Sarwal bagged top position in the medical stream with 98.40 per cent marks.
Akshita (non-medical): Her success mantra is smart work
A topper throughout her school, jubilant Akshita (18) said she had inkling that her results would be good as she studied very hard. Her father Sanjeev Bansal and mother Sneh Bansal are bankers. Akshita said it was a collective effort of her parents and teachers. Rather than toiling hard all day, Akshita relied on smart work. “I did not study all day. But when I did, I studied hard.” While she appeared for the JEE entrance exams earlier this year, she also scored 98.30 percentage in her JEE exams. Her mantra for studies is ‘Work Smart’. Akshita is keen on pursuing B Tech in Computer Science from a reputed college and eventually wants to be a software engineer.
Aaliah (commerce) juggled studies with extra-co-curricular activities
Aaliah Janjeja, topper of the commerce stream in the district, with 99.2 per cent marks, has been a bright student throughout her academics. An Apeejay School student, she wants to make it to Delhi University to study economics. Her father Sharan Pal Janeja (an entrpreneur) and mother Rakhee Janeja are overjoyed at her success. Also the head girl of her school, Aaliah spent most of her pandemic juggling with studies and also giving lessons to the underprivileged kids with an NGO — Word Builders. She juggled studies as well as extra-curricular activities during the pandemic. Aaliah eventually wants to pursue MBA.
Tarpan Soni (humanities) eying top law school for higher studies
Tarpan Soni (18) has secured 98.2 per cent in the humanities. A student of the Police DAV Public School, Tarpan’s father, Dr Anil Soni is a professor at DAVIET and his mother Shamila Soni is a home maker. Tarpan, who plans to pursue law, says he did not face any inconvenience taking online classes during the pandemic. “Personally, I did not face many difficulties taking online lessons. I had a smooth sailing due to online lessons and our teachers were also very supportive. I also had a law entrance exam today so it was a bit hectic but the result made me forget everything. I am now looking forward to take admission in a renowned law school.” Tarpan, who has cleared his CLAT (Common Law Admission test with AIR 539 eventually plans to make it to the civil services.
Aastha (medical), a Class X topper, does it again in Class XII
Bagging 98.4 per cent marks in the medical stream, Aastha Sarwal from DAV Public School, who was also a Class X topper, has hit high again in Class XII results. The only child of her parents, Aastha (17) is also the youngest student of her batch. Her overjoyed parents Nitin Sarwal and mother Pooja Sarwal are beaming at her achievement. Aastha never took tuitions in Class X or even now and dreams to help others after becoming a doctor. I aspire to be a doctor. I am still preparing for NEET. Based on the results, I’ll apply for a government medical college. I am also interested in pursuing DNA and genetics.
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