Gurveen Kaur, a student of humanities stream at Sacred Heart Convent School, Sarabha Nagar, Ludhiana scored 99.8% marks in Class 12 exam, the results for which were declared by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Monday.
She scored a perfect hundred in four subjects – English, Political Science, Geography, Hindustani Music and 99 marks in economics.
The 17-year-old girl says that people need to change their mindset towards humanities as this stream has a lot of scope and offers subjects through which we can gain knowledge. It also provides wide career options. She said, “During my childhood days, I decided to join the judiciary and pursue law. My father is an advocate and I want to follow his footsteps. I was aware that I will score around 98% marks and can top in the district but scoring 99.8% just came as a surprise.”
“I owe my success to god, my parents, teachers and school principal who supported me throughout the year. Apart from academics, she is very fond of participating in Debate and declamation competitions and has leadership qualities”, she said.
She is very fond of reading online stories related to politics and used to follow Sushma Swaraj, former minister of external affairs on twitter.
“Before final board exams, I stopped using all social networking sites to concentrate on my studies but read stories on twitter as I was able to gain knowledge from this site”, she added.
Kaur was not able to appear in the geography exam as the board first postponed the exam due to the outbreak of coronavirus disease and then in July cancelled the exams.