Rural students make their parents and villages proud

Rural students make their parents and villages proud

PU results:

Best three: (L-R) M C Hemantha Gowda of Swami Vivekananda Composite Pre-university College, Mallur, Adarsh M N and A S Chethana of Muttur topped the Pre-university results in Shidlaghatta taluk. DH photoStudents from rural areas have proved it again that lack of infrastructure or conducive environment wouldn’t deter them from excelling in academics.

Three II PU students of Swami Vivekananda Composite PU College in Malur have emerged with flying colours, scoring the highest marks in the district.

 M C Hemanth Gowda of Malur topped the students from the rural areas, securing 580 marks (96.7 per cent); Adarsh M N of Muttur secured 578 (96.2 per cent)  while A S Chetana of Malur got 565 (94 per cent).

Hemanth Gowda attributed his success to his teachers. “Our lecturers taught us well. They conducted tests every week.” He didn’t take any tuition as there was no tuition centre in the villages. Besides, travelling to college from his village used to take a lot of time and he would return home late in the evening. “At home, I focussed on my studies. Cricket is my favourite and I used to watch the matches when I was tired of studying,” he said.

“Writing important points and reading them again and again till the exam,” was key to his excellence.

His mother Sharada Chandregowda shared her joy over his son’s performance: “Whenever we saw photos of the highest scorers appearing in newspapers, we used to hope that our children would also study well. My son has made my dream come true.”

For the village residents and their leaders, it was apparently a matter of pride.

“A lot of people from Melur have become teachers, and considering the trend now, there will be a large number of engineers and doctors from the village in future,” said Gram Panchayat members K Manjunath and R Umesh, congratulating the students.