Jalandhar, June 30
In the PSEB’s Class 12 results declared this Tuesday, students from Government Senior Secondary School, Hazara village, located 11 km from the city, have scripted a success story. Among the top above 90 per cent scorers from this school are some five children from humble background, who despite all odds came out with flying colours.
The topper from the school is Gurpreet Kaur, the daughter of a marginal farmer of Jandu Singha, who has scored 96.6% in the non-medical stream. The second position has gone to Jaspreet Singh (96% in the same stream). His father runs a small shop of gardening tools. Manjinder Singh, who has got 93.6% in non-medical, has his mother working as a midday meal worker at Government High School, Jandu Singha. His father is a factory worker. Father of Shefali, who has topped in medical stream with 93.3%, does printing work. Gurpreet Kaur, who attained 93.2% in humanities, has his father performing kirtan as a part of ragi jatha in a gurdwara.
All students said though they faced financial issues, the school staff always supported them and never let monetary reasons come in their way of success. “Our teachers provided us books, study material and even copies free of cost. They even offered to pay our examination fee and other funds whenever required. We only had to reach out to them and they were there to lend a helping hand to us all. In return, they just expected us to work hard and perform better each time”, said Gurpreet Kaur.
The students shared that they had no means to take to private coaching and hence prepared for JEE or NEET on their own. Said Shefali, “I have done only self-study using the reference books provided by my teachers. I have my NEET exam in July.”
Principal Kuldeep Kaur said, “We had some very promising students in our school who had little means to study. Our dedicated staff collected funds for such students whenever they came up with a need for books, uniform, copy, stationery and other stuff. A regular, compulsory parents meeting also helped us stay in touch with the parents of these students and ensure that they gave the child a good, encouraging atmosphere at home to study. I myself took their classes so that I remained in touch with the board class students and kept on motivating them.”
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