Securing 99.5 percent marks in the Class 12 examinations was not a cakewalk, at least not for Jaspreet Kaur. Jaspreet's father belongs to a poor Dalit community and works as a barber in Punjab’s Mansa district. Having shown a remarkable performance in the exams, Jaspreet (right in the feature image) achieved her goal without any tuitions or guidance at home.
She lived with a family of five in an old two-room house in Bajewala village, with her family she went through many financial hardships. Jaspreet scored almost 100 percent in her Class 12 exams of Punjab School Education Board in the humanities stream, Times of India reported. "To accomplish my aim I studied for longer hours and solved every problem on my own," said Jaspreet who wants to continue her studies and simultaneously work to support her family. Her brother left his studies for Jaspreet's sake. Their father, Baldev Singh, couldn't afford educational costs for both his children. She wants to become an English teacher after completing her masters.
She topped in the state with a score of 448 out of 450 marks. She had also scored 79 percent marks in her Class 10 examination.
Stories of Success
- Jaspreet Kaur, daughter of a poor Dalit barber in Punjab’s Mansa district, scored 99.5 percent in Class 12 exams.
- M Krishnaveni, daughter of a farmer of a tribal community in Tamil Nadu, became the first person in her village to pass Class 12 board exams.
- Hailing from a forest area near a tribal village named Bargurin in Tamil Nadu, Priya scored 333 marks in her class 12 board exams last week.
Just like Jaspreet, many girls from poor backgrounds in various states are outshining boys in the overall pass percentage. The success stories of triumphant girls in the board examination results are making headlines every day.
M Krishnaveni, who belongs to a tribal community in Tamil Nadu, became the first person in her village in Irulapatti to pass Class 12 board exams, last week. The student of commerce and accounts stream secured 295 marks out of 600, as per New Indian Express reported.
Krishnaveni (left) is also set to become the first person from her village to pursue higher studies. The daughter of a farmer aspires to clear bank exams and crack civil service examination. Krishnaveni said that two of her siblings had to drop out of school after Class 10 due to lack of sponsors.
Another girl from a forest area near a tribal village named Bargurin in Tamil Nadu worked consistently and scored 333 marks in her Class 12 board exams. The results were declared last week. Hailing from a tribal community, 17-year-old Priya (middle) did not get married like most girls her age do in her village. She chose to study and has done extremely well in the examination. Her father fought with society to make her dreams come true. "We did not have private tuitions or the internet to refer to doubts," said Priya to New Indian Express.
Priya has now applied to Forest College and Research Institute in Mettupalayam for an undergraduate program.