Smiles, celebrations and some tears after Class 12 results

May 22nd, 2009 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) “I am extremely happy with my result,” said an overjoyed Dhruv Bhati. The 18-year-old scored 92.8 percent in his Class 12 board exams and he celebrated by distributing sweets to his equally excited friends and teachers.
The science student, who was expecting just 85 percent, can’t contain his happiness. He sought the blessings of his teachers in Delhi Public School (DPS) R.K. Puram in south Delhi after the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Friday declared the Class 12 results for Delhi, Guwahati and Allahabad.

Disbelief was written on his father A.S. Bhati’s face when he saw the result.

“I am delighted. I never expected him to do so well. My wife and I were expecting an 80 percent but his score is beyond my imagination,” Bhati told IANS.

Dhruv’s mother was equally overjoyed. “She is dancing around the house,” he added.

While both Dhruv and his father had huge smiles on their faces, there were some who shed a few tears and wore a frown as they saw the school bulletin board to find out how they had fared.

A few anxious students roamed the corridor of the school - looking dejected.

Although, 17-year-old Pranshu Paul, a commerce student, was happy with his overall result, he believes there is some discrepancy in his English score.

“I am extremely happy with my aggregate but my English score was a bit disappointing. I expected over 80 percent but I scored 73 percent. Even my friends are disappointed with their English score. We will send it for re-evaluation,” said Paul.

The school principal Shyama Chona said the overall result has been overwhelming.

“In spite of two failures, we managed to surpass our previous records and I am extremely happy,” Chona told IANS.

She said Subhashish Bhadra, a science student, is the Delhi region topper with 98 percent.

“Out of 946 students who appeared for the exams, 35 percent of students have scored over 90 percent marks,” the principal said.

But if DPS was buzzing with excitement, there were many in other schools who expressed disappointment and disbelief at their results.

One of them was Nakul Vohra, who plans to seek re-evaluation.

A student of Banyan Tree, he was hoping to get above 90 percent, but did not.

“I am shocked that I have just scored 80 percent. I don’t know how I have got such low marks. Once I get the mark sheet, I am planning to send it for re-evaluation,” he said.

Sakshi Handa, a Bal Bharati School student, is also unhappy.

“I expected a minimum of 90 but I don’t know what happened. I am not at all happy with my score,” said Handa, who scored 85 percent.

But among those who plan to party after the tension is Roma Chavra, a Bal Bharti School student. She scored 89 percent in commerce and she said she would have a grand bash in the evening with her friends and family.

“I am going to celebrate and forget the tension about admissions to a good college,” Chavra said.

But for Anubhuti Sinha, it was the gift her parents had promised her that made her jump in joy.

“My mother didn’t expect me to do so well but I am glad I proved her wrong. My father had promised me a dog if I score over 90 percent. I have got 91 percent,” said the humanities student.

“I am so happy. I am going to get a dog and I did so well,” she added.

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