New Delhi, October 24, 2020: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Dy CM Manish Sisodia interacted with students of the Delhi government schools, who have performed outstandingly well in the NEET-JEE examinations and congratulated the parents and teachers for the record-breaking achievement of the students. Applauding students for their commendable performance in NEET – JEE despite the on-going Corona crisis, CM Arvind Kejriwal said that the students who have gotten into IITs and have secured top ranks in NEET-JEE exams must become a role model for the entire government education system. He said that the entire education department is proud of their achievements and they must continue to contribute towards the betterment of the nation. Dy CM Manish Sisodia said that ‘Shikshit Rashtra, Samarth Rashtra’ is the dream of the Delhi government, and said that all passing students must take the responsibility of guiding their juniors about NEET-JEE exams.
This week, CM Arvind Kejriwal had announced that around 569 students from schools run by the Delhi government qualified for the exam, out of which 379 are girls. Around 443 students from government schools cleared JEE Mains and 53 have qualified for JEE Advanced and have secured a seat in IITs. Four girl students from Delhi government schools have qualified JEE Advanced. Five students from RPVV, Paschim Vihar have qualified, which is the highest from any single Delhi Government school.
Several students interacted with the CM and the Deputy CM during the event. Ayush Bansal, from Govt School, Paschim Vihar, whose father works in a book depot, secured 189th rank, has secured admission in Electronics & Communication Engineering at IIT Roorkee. He scored 95% in Class XII Board and said that he could not have achieved success without the support of his parents and teachers.
Raj from Govt School Surajmal Vihar, whose father is a street vendor, secured 1819th rank and has secured admission in Computer Science & Engineering course at IIT Ropar. He scored 89.8% in Class XII Board. He thanked CM Arvind Kejriwal and Dy CM Manish Sisodia for revolutionizing the education system of Delhi. He also said that he wanted to study science and engineering so that he can work towards the development of the country.
Shalu, a student of Govt School, Yamuna Vihar, whose father is searching for a job post-COVID, has secured 306th rank and admission in Electrical Engineering at IIT Mandi. She says that she is the first in her family to have been pursuing Engineering. She says she hopes to study well in IIT, and secure herself a well-groomed job so that she can support her family during any crisis.
Akanksha Gupta, a student from Govt School, Molarband, lost her parents at a young age and lives with her uncle and aunt. She secured 10,239th rank in NEET and scored 90.4% in Class XII Board. Akanksha said, “It was my uncle’s dream to see me in IIT. I want to thank him and all my teachers who have supported me in my journey.”
Himanshi, from Govt School, Nand Nagri, whose father works as a driver, secured 1,181st rank in NEET 89% in her 12th board exams. She said, “The toughest phase is when you think to yourself that you will not be able to crack the exam. But when you get past that phase, you always come out as successful. I wanted to be a doctor because if you can save a life, there is nothing more you can want from your life.”
Tamanna Goyal, a student of Govt School in Rohini, is a daughter of a single mother who works as a housemaid and secured 11th rank in NEET. She credited her mother for her success and for keeping her basic needs at the backfoot to support her education.
Congratulating the students, Dy CM and Education Minister Shri Manish Sisodia said, “I want to congratulate the students for making us feel proud, and officials, teachers, etc for this achievement. When the AAP government was formed 5-6 years back, the government schools were in a pitiable condition. This time, the Delhi govt school students have attained 99% in CBSE, and now our students have attained top ranks in NEET-JEE. We have tried to improve the system of education in Delhi. Our CM is himself an IITian, and now many of you will be joining IITs. Your contribution to the service of the nation must not stop. This is a long journey and many people have worked hard to reach this stage. Our dream is ‘Shikshit Rashtra, Samarth Rashtra.’ We will only be able to strengthen our nation through a strong education system, and not big democratic institutions and buildings in Delhi. I would also like to request you all to guide your juniors, take responsibility for at least 10 children from families just like you, and explain to them the significance of NEET-JEE. When you become a doctor or an engineer, please work with all honesty and dedication.”
Arvind Kejriwal said, “You all are a source of inspiration for us, and listening to the stories of children, parents, and teachers have made us proud of all of you. I can understand how difficult the journey must have been for each one of you, because of the circumstances you all have been in, your parents had to struggle to give you a good education and make you successful. You all passed the exam without coaching, I reminisce my time. I appeared for the JEE exam. I belong to Hisar, and I remember that only 1-2 people were able to clear the exam every year in my time. Today, a single school has five students clearing JEE and 24 clearing NEET exams. This makes us and the entire Delhi proud. This is a general perception, that no one can clear NEET-JEE exams without coaching, I took coaching, my son and my daughter took coaching, but the students sitting here clearing the exams without coaching is commendable. Every child sitting here is a diamond, equipped with so much raw intelligence. This is not the end, this is a single inning and you have to go a long way. You may get disappointed with not getting the desired subject in IIT, but trust me, this is the right way to go. Getting into IITs is a big thing, and the sky is the limit after IIT. India is a poor country. And so, you must not stop thinking about how to excel in your own field and contribute towards the development of the country. I also want to request the education department to start providing coaching to the aspirants so that more and more school students qualify for the exams and the existing students also perform well. Second, the students who are getting into IITs, they should meet their juniors of 11th and 12th standard and meet them and inspire them. They should be the role model for all students studying in government schools and the entire government system.”
Education Secretary, Director of Education, Pr. Advisor to DE, Addl. DE, DDE (Exam) & OSD (CAU) were present in the event.
*Profile of JEE Students:*
1. Ayush Bansal (Govt School Paschim Vihar), whose father works in a book depot, secured 189th rank & will study Electronics & Communication Engineering at IIT Roorkee. He scored 95% in Class XII Board.
2. Nikhil (Govt School Dwarka), whose father runs a cycle repair shop, secured 678th rank & will study Aerospace Engineering at IIT Bombay. He represented India at the International Olympiad of Metropolises 2018, Moscow, Russia and scored 92% in Class XII Board.
3. Garvit Batra (Govt School Paschim Vihar), whose father is an AC mechanic, secured 1228th rank & will study Industrial & Systems Engineering at IIT Kharagpur. He scored 94.6% in Class XII Board.
4. Vaibhav Goyal (Govt School Sham Nath Marg), whose father is a shopkeeper, secured 3578th rank & will study Chemical Engineering at IIT Roorkee. He scored 94.2% in Class XII Board.
5. Raj (Govt School Surajmal Vihar), whose father is a street vendor, secured 1819th rank & will study Computer Science & Engineering at IIT Ropar. He scored 89.8% in Class XII Board. (serve the country)
6. Sandeep Mishra (Govt School Paschim Vihar), whose father is a laborer, secured 979th rank & will study Electrical Engineering at IIT Bhubaneswar. He has been a State Level mental maths topper & scored 96% in Class XII Board.
7. Tushar Moudgil (Govt School Mangolpuri), whose father works for a private firm, secured 13,512th rank & will study Information Technology at DTU. He scored 93% in Class XII Board
8. Srijan Saurabh Jha (Govt School Shalimar Bagh), whose father provides private tuitions, secured 2598th rank & will study Software Engineering at DTU. He scored 92.6% in Class XII Board
9. Ravi Chauhan (Govt School Civil Lines), whose father works for a private firm, secured 4787th rank & will study Chemical Engineering at IIT Jammu. He scored 95% in Class XII Board
10. Shalu (Govt School Yamuna Vihar), whose father works a milkman, secured 306th rank & will study Electrical Engineering at IIT Mandi. She scored 97.6% in Class XII Board
*Profile of NEET Students:*
1. Chirag Goel (Govt School Paschim Vihar), whose father has a private job, secured 2193rd rank. He bagged a 99 percentile in JEE Mains Exam and scored 95.4% in Class XII Board
2. Tamanna Goyal (Govt School Rohini), daughter of a single mother who works as a housemaid, secured 11th rank. She scored 93.8% in Class XII Board
3. Khush Garg (Govt School Gandhi Nagar), whose father runs a rented book shop, secured 453rd rank. He scored 95.6% in Class XII Board
4. Vidhi Gupta (Govt School Shahadra), whose father works in a small private firm, secured 152nd rank. She scored 98.6% in Class XII Board
5. Amit Kumar (Govt School Vikaspuri), whose father is a farmer in a village in Madhya Pradesh, secured 2459th rank. He scored 83.8% in Class XII Board
6. Akanksha Gupta (Govt School Molarband), lost her parents at a young age and lives with her uncle and aunt. She secured 10,239th rank and scored 90.4% in Class XII Board. Her uncle works as a trader.
7. Himanshi (Govt School Nand Nagri), whose father works as a driver, secured 1,181st rank. She scored 89% in Class XII Board
8. Shailesh (Govt School Kishanganj), whose father works in a bakery shop, secured 3,679th rank. He scored 97.4% in Class XII Board
9. Khushnuma Praveen (Govt School Yamuna Vihar), whose father works as a tailor, secured 69,820th rank. She scored 88.2% in Class XII Board
10. Adiba Ali (Govt School Okhla), whose father works as a cloth peddler, secured 82,260th rank. She is the topper of SKV Noor Nagar school.
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