30052018-LT-01.qxd 5/29/2018 11:55 PM Page 1 c m y b WEDNESDAY | 30 MAY 2018 | LUDHIANA LUDHIANA TRIBUNE Tribune impact Gang of thieves busted An ordeal Health team visits Dhandari Khurd, speaks to residents. Says dept taking steps to curb diseases. P3 The city police claimed to have busted a gang involved in as many as 13 factory loots in city. P4 Elderly couple running from pillar to post to get son’s viscera report. P4 FORECAST SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS | MAX 43°C MIN 29°C | SUNSET WEDNESDAY 7:24 PM SUNRISE THURSDAY 5:24 AM Pulkita, Gautam top district with 98.6% Puneet, Pranav, Divya bag 2nd position 98.4% CBSE CLASS X RESULTS Naina Mishra Ludhiana, May 29 The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class X results were declared on Tuesday. After eight long years, the students of Class X saw their result in percentage instead of merely Cumulative Grade Points Average (CGPA) grading. The Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) pattern that was introduced in 2010 was withdrawn in 2017. The board exams for Class X for the session 201718 were reinstated. Pulkita Puri of BCM Arya Model School and Gautam Jain of Bhartiya Vidya Mandir, Kitchlu Nagar, have stood first in the district with 98.6% (493) marks each. Puneet Singh of MGM Public School, Pranav Gupta of BVM Kitchlu Nagar and Divya Gupta of Kundan Vidya Mandir School have stood second with 98.4% marks each. Deepti, Gagandeep Singh and Samridhi Manchanda of BCM Arya School have shared the third position with 98.2% marks. “Do not study under pressure,” says Pulkita Puri, who was on cloud nine. Overwhelmed with the score, she said: “I always wanted to make my teachers and parents proud. The smile that they carry on their face is so TRIBUNE PHOTOS: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN Tribune News Service Pulkita Puri never studies under pressure Gautam Jain welcomes percentage system Pulkita has scored a perfect 100 in Science and Social Science, 99 in mathematics and 97 marks in English and Punjabi. She never studied under pressure and requests the students to follow the same. School: BCM Arya Model School Score: 493 (98.6%) Aim in life: To become a science lecturer Success Mantra: “Self-study, regular revision and consistency are the only key to “Gautam scored a perfect 100 in mathematics and social science. He encouraged the percentage system. He feels the percentage system gives the deserving students their reward.” School: Bhartiya Vidya Mandir School, Kitchlu Nagar Score: 493 (98.6%) Aim in life: To become an industrialist Success Mantra: “I utilised most of the 24 hours of the day. I had a fixed satisfying to watch. I am grateful and owe my success to my mentors and family.” Pulkita has scored a perfect 100 in science and social science, 99 marks in mathematics and 97 marks in English and Punjabi. She shares: “My brother is my biggest inspiration. He told me to study free mindedly. As it was our first encounter with boards, there were lots of apprehensions about it but I success. I never studied for fixed hours. You cannot correlate the number of study hours with the output. I always used to study late night as my concentration is at its peak during the night time.” Parents: Father Manish Puri is a businessman and mother Anu Puri is a science and mathematics teacher at BCM Arya School Stress buster: Music Hobbies: Reading novels never let the stress take over my performance.” Pulkita is neither an early riser nor did she study in daytime. She did all her studies in the late night when she could concentrate more. “Self-study, regular revision and consistency is the only key to success. I never studied for fixed hours,” she added. Pulkita’s mother, Anu Puri is a science and mathematics teacher in the same school. Vendor’s son owes his success to teachers Lovleen Bains Sahnewal, May 29 You can achieve everything with hard work, dedication and passion. This has been well proved by Sumit Kumar, a student of Nankana Sahib Public School, Budhewal, who has secured 94.2% marks in CBSE Class X exams. Though there are others in the race, Sumit is a child with a difference. Sumit’s voice got choked as he came to know about his result. His eyes were filled with tears when this correspondent tried to speak to him. He said: “Had it not been for the support of my princi- Sumit’s mother sharing sweets with him. TRIBUNE PHOTO pal and my teachers, I would have been selling vegetables on streets with my father. My principal understood my financially critical situation and allowed me to study even without fee and, lo, here I am with such a good score.” “There is simply no study atmosphere at my home. I had to study in adverse situations even without electricity and for that matter in the absence of good diet or facility whatsoever,” he added. Principal of the school Amardeep Gill said: “Sumit has two siblings. His father works as a vegetable vendor and mother runs a small grocery store in a single bedroom house. His parents can’t afford his school fee. The school helped him with fee and provided him with specimen copies of books as well. He is also counted as a star player of our school.” Her father, Manish Puri is a businessman. He said: “This is a proud and memorable moment for me. Pulkita is a hard worker. She never studied for any fixed hours but she is very much specific to her work. She always enjoyed studying and that’s what matters the most.” Another district topper, Gautam Jain said: “I totally support the percentage system. It shows the real picture Samridhi Manchanda School: BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar Success mantra: “I have always been a learner than an all-knowing person. I always thought that I know nothing and need a lot of improvement. I used to study 6-7 hours in a weekend and 2-3 hours regularly.” Aim in life: To become a cardiologist Parents: Father Manoj Kumar is a businessman and mother Tina Manchanda a housewife. Stress buster: Playing keyboard Hobbies: Playing chess and keyboard Deepti School: BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar Success mantra: “I was regular in school and studied for only 2-3 hours a day.” Aim in life: To become a cardiologist Parents: Father OP Gupta is a Professor in PAU and mother Ritu Jindal is a mathematics lecturer Stress buster: Reading and outing with family Hobbies: Dancing CLOSURE OF BRIDGE Jaswant Shetra Tribune News Service Traffic takes a diversion towards new Buddha Nullah bridge on Tuesday. PHOTO: INDERJEET VERMA diverted to the new bridge constructed over the nullah at some distance. Commuters said there were massive traffic snarl-ups during the rush hours in the morn- ing and evening. “There was a lot of traffic chaos on the road and vehicles were stuck in traffic jams. Normally, it takes me 15 or 20 minutes to reach home of a student’s performance. This gives the deserving students their reward.” While sharing his success recipe, he said: “I utilised most of the 24 hours of the day and never wasted a single minute. I had a fixed routine and followed it till the very end. I used to take up learning in the morning and revise the same in the noon and night. Refreshing yourself is equally important. One must THIRD POSITION HOLDERS 98.2% Commuters question timing Ludhiana, May 29 Commuters travelling from the Jalandhar Bypass to the Clock Tower had a tough time as the administration kept the old bridge over Buddha Nullah closed on Tuesday on safety grounds. The administration had closed the bridge to traffic on Monday evening. It is the third bridge to have been closed by the administration after the Jagraon Bridge and the Gill Chowk flyover. The flyover was closed to traffic some after its retaining wall collapsed recently. After the closure of old bridge over Buddha Nullah, the traffic coming from the Jalandhar Bypass side was routine and followed it till the very end. I used to take up learning in the morning and revise at noon and night. Refreshing yourself is equally important. One must not quit physical activities amid exams.” Parents: Father Sanjay Jain is a businessman and mother Poonam Jain is a homemaker. Stress buster: Music Hobbies: Playing keyboard from the factory. But last night, it took me more than 30 minutes to reach home,” said Parvesh, a commuter. In fact, the bridge over Continued on page 3 c m y b Man killed in accident near Sahnewal Sahnewal, May 29 The driver of a car was killed as it rammed into a truck from behind near Sahni village on Tuesday afternoon. A case has been registered against an unknown truck driver. Gagandeep Singh (32), a resident of Ludhiana, was going towards Khanna when a truck applied sudden brakes. Gagandeep, who was following the truck, couldn’t respond that fast and rammed his car into the truck. He died on the way to the hospital. A case has been registered against the unknown truck driver on a complaint of Amarjeet Singh of Ludhiana under Sections 279, 427 and 304-A of the IPC. — OC not quit physical activities amid exams.” Gautam, who has scored a perfect 100 in mathematics and social science, said he wanted to become an industrialist. He drew inspiration from his father and grandfather. He considers music an excellent stress buster and used to play piano in the free time. His father Sanjay Jain is a businessman and mother Poonam Jain a homemaker. Visit to Shimla, a strict no-no p4 Puneet Singh School: MGM Public School Success mantra: I did self-study and took help of my teacher and twin sister. I used to study maximum for 10-12 hours. Aim in life: To become an architect Parents: Father Rishpal Singh is a banker and mother Dawinder Kaur a housewife Stress buster: Walking Hobbies: Badminton Pranav Gupta School: BVM, Kitchlu Nagar Success mantra: “I used to study only for about five hours a day. The basic funda to clear exam is – Keep your logic clear. I also used to take short breaks after every one and a half hours. I was anxious about board exams but with the right focus I succeeded.” Aim in life: To become an engineer Parents: Father Deepak Gupta is an English writer and Shalu Gupta a Hindi writer and teacher at BCM, Chandigarh road Stress buster: Music Hobbies: Playing chess and music Divya Gupta School: Kundan Vidya Mandir School, Civil Lines Success mantra: “Self-study and regular studies have helped me to get good marks in the exams. There is no shortcut to success. You need to work hard for it until you make it to the top.” Aim in life: To become a mathematician Parents: Her father Deepak Gupta is a businessman and mother Ruchika Gupta a housewife. Stress buster: Talking with mother Hobbies: Painting
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