CBSE 12th Results: Twins With High Scores Get Offshore Scholarships

SRINAGAR: Delhi Public School Srinagar continued its successful legacy by attaining a 100% result in the CBSE Class 12th results declared today. Of the 268 candidates who appeared in the examination, 82% scored more than 80%, while 30% scored more than 91%. The three toppers in order of merit are Asma Shakeel (98.2%), Madiha (97.6%), Madiha Shakeel with 97.4 per cent and Maira Fatima Simnani (97.2%) at No 4. Each of them credited the school for their success.

Toppers of CBSE class 12th students of DPS Srinagar. Photo released by DPS on July 13, 2020

What is interesting in 2020 results of the twelfth class is that it has twin sisters who have been offered an impressive scholarship by Qatar based George Washington University, DPS sources said. “They are daughters of a businessman and one of them – Asma Shakeel (98.2%) topped the merit list as her twin, Madiha Shakeel got 97.4 per cent and falls at No 3,” a senior functionary of the DPS said. “Both of them have been offered scholarships for further studies in humanities by Qatar based George Washington University – Asma has been offered 100 per cent and Madiha 80 per cent.”

According to a statement issued by the DPS, Asma said “The School gave me a platform to hone and refine my potential. It provided me with the requisite exposure to not only excel academically but also to excel at co-curricular activities like debating.”

Madiha, the second topper, echoed her saying, “My teachers guided me throughout the year. Even when the school was closed after August, my teachers were just a call away at any hour.” Maira Fatima also credited the school for her success saying “The school instilled in me the confidence to believe in myself and my potential. I owe my success to my teachers”.

Pertinently, the school said it has been at the forefront of adopting digital education to minimize loss of education in response to the shut-downs. In the previous academic year, the school compensated for the loss of school time by ensuring special pre-recorded lectures and study material reached the students, said the statement.

“Moreover, the school has relied on dedicated digital resources and Google classes along with offline multimedia content to ensure that the students don’t suffer from want of schooling,” it said.

The school said that in yet another achievement, Asma Shakeel got a 100% scholarship to Georgetown University, Qatar as well as the very highly competitive and prized South Asia Excellence Award from Nottingham University, England. The Excellence Award worth 6500 Euros is awarded to only two candidates out of more than 70,000 applicants.

Congratulating the students on their stellar success, Principal Alistair A Freese said “The results prove beyond doubt that the school stands head and shoulders above others in quest of its excellence. Congratulations to all.”

Chairman Vijay Dhar also extended his congratulations and said “The children have done the whole school proud and proven that trying circumstances can’t defeat the combined will and dedicated effort of students and teachers. I dedicate this success to the school’s never say die attitude in the face of adversity”.


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