Son of clerk tops UP 10th board

He stood first among 36,03,857 students who appeared for class 10 exams conducted by Uttar Pradesh Board for Secondary Education, results of which were declared today.

Aakash was meritorious student and was receiving divisional scholarship of Rs 500 per month from the state government, his father Ram Kumar Yadav said. Father of two sons and two daughters, Yadav, said not only his son, but his daughter Vidya is also a meritorious student, who has secured 72 per cent in class 10 this year. Akash wants to join IIT and become an engineer.

"Other than being an IITian, I also want to go for civil services exams and to become a civil servant," he told PTI. Clerical background of his father did not put hurdle in the way of Aakash, as he proved that smart and dedicated approach towards study always proved fruitful.

Aakash said that he never cared for memorising long answers and solution to sums and science methods, but he gave stress on making fundamentals clear and understanding the lessons.

"A backward class student from a middle class family student is in no way inferior, as the merit list has proved that financial constraints and social status cannot curtail talent" said Tej Narayan Pandey, senior leader of Samajwadi Party, who announced a cash award of 21 thousand for Aakash and took all responsibilities of his future studies.

Pandey said he would arrange finances for Aakash’s higher studies. Aakash secured 98 per cent in Maths, 83 per cent in science, 95 per cent in  English, 96 per cent in drawing and 89 per cent in social studies.

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