Pratiksha Gupta, a student of BVM High School, Ramnagar has secured the top position with 492 marks in the recently declared J&K Board of School Education’s Secondary School Examination results. For her, it is all about the hard work and dedication, she adds that it doesn’t matter that the student comes from a village, belongs to a middle class family or studies in a small school. The girl aspires to be an IAS Officer in her future years and says that my achievement today is the first step towards my goal.
She told that during the months before exams, she took only three hours’ sleep and has burned midnight oil throughout the academic year. She regards her mother, who is a teacher, as her guide and source of inspiration. Her father told that Pratiksha is a very hard working and dedicated girl and he was always confident that she will bring laurels to the family as well as the region.
The result was declared yesterday by the state school education board and has an overall pass percentage of 62.27 percent. As told by a BOSE official, a total of 51,442 candidates- 28,213 boys and 23,229 girls- had enrolled in the examination, out of which, 19,285 have failed. The second position has been shared by three students, namely Kiran Preet Kour, Nitin Pandita and Avantika Jamwal, who have secured 98.2 percent marks. Deepanshu Sharma of St Mary Convent School, Smailpur has bagged the third position by securing 490 marks.