The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) today announced class XII results and since then everybody has been talking about the toppers. At the centre of attraction is Noida’s Raksha Gopal who ended up with the highest score of 99.6 per cent marks in school, just missing the perfect 100 by 2 marks.
“I was expecting about 95 per cent, but 99.6 per cent was unimaginable,” Raksha, a humanities student at Amity International School, Noida, said. About 11 lakh students across India passed the CBSE.
“Once in college, I will decide on the future course of action,” she said.
Her father, Gopal Srinivasan, is a happy man. “We never put any pressure on Raksha. I always tell her to concentrate on studies and not go under the tension of achieving the topper slot,” said Srinivasan, the chief finance officer in the Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation.
Now she plans to target three colleges Lady Shri Ram, Miranda House and Jesus and Mary.
Besides concentrating on her studies, she is learning French these days and has completed five levels in electric keyboard from a Delhi-based institute affiliated with Trinity College of Music, London.
“I did work hard and had a focused approach for all the subjects but had not imagined or aimed to score the top rank,” she told PTI.
Union HRD minister Prakash Javadekar also congratulated the four toppers over their performance.
Moreover, repeating its performance the Delhi Government-run schools have outperformed the private schools, claimed Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia.
“The Delhi government schools outperform private schools by a huge margin. Education revolution taking place in Delhi. Congratulations to all kids. God bless!” Kejriwal tweeted. “Proud of all teachers and principals who worked hard with our kids,” the Chief Minister said in another tweet.
“Manish (Sisodia), you have made all those lakhs of volunteers proud who worked hard and sacrificed so much for Aam Aadmi Party movement,” Kejriwal said.
“The gap between government and private schools’ pass percentage this year is nine per cent — government schools’ pass percentage is 88.27 per cent and private schools’ 79.27 per cent,” Sisodia said. Last
“This remarkable result has been achieved despite the fact that this year we had prevented cheating in a big way,” he said.