Jasmeen Kaur, daughter of a farmer from Bholath, Punjab, has secured a whopping 97.85 per cent marks in the Class 10 exams of Punjab School Education Board (PSEB). With this score, she has bagged the second rank in the PSEB exams.

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The 14-year-old is a student of Shishu Model School. Three students from the school made it to the merit list this year. The result was declared on May 8.

Father’s dream come true

Sukhbir Singh, the girl’s father, was not aware of the result. He was thrilled when media sources approached him after the result was declared. He is a 12th passout. His wife, Bakhshish Kaur, is a housewife. A father of three daughters, Sukhbir is proud of each of them. He wants to give them the best education.

Her father said that with just 1.5 acres of land, he barely earned enough to get two meals a day

And he could not afford any tuition. But he always had faith in his daughter and gave all his emotional support. Jasmeen says her father is her role model and that she has always been inspired by him.

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School’s support

The school helped bring out Jasmeen’s true potential. Teachers conducted extra classes on Sundays

Sunil Sharma, the school principal, said that it was imperative to motivate the students to work hard, for which extra classes for conducted. He is extremely proud of Jasmine and wishes her success in the future.

Future plans

A science enthusiast, Jasmeen has decided to take non-medical stream in Class 11 and wants to be a software engineer.

She says she has always been fascinated by science and technology. And wants both her younger sisters to become scientists.

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Malvika Bansal is an intern with SheThePeople.Tv

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