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Beating odds, Bathinda girls shine

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Sukhmeet Bhasin

Tribune News Service

Mansa, July 22

Harpreet Kaur of Sivian village in Bathinda district has scored 100 per cent under the sports quota in the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) Class XII exam. A student of Mohan Dass Senior Secondary School in Faridkot district, Harpreet is a state gold medallist in volleyball.

Hailing from a poor family, Harpreet is the youngest among the four sisters. Elated over their daughter's performance, her parents Gurdial Singh and Karamjit Kaur said though they never attended a school themselves, they made sure that their children got proper education.

Apart from studies, Harpreet used to practice for volleyball and even helped her mother and sisters in daily chores. Stressing proper time management was key to her success, Harpreet said she used to study from 4-6 am and 7-10 pm daily.

Harpreet said, "I want to serve the nation by joining the defence forces."

Two other girls of the district have also come out with flying colours in the PSEB results declared on Tuesday. Jaspreet Kaur of Government Senior Secondary School, Bajewala, and Gurpreet Kaur of Government Senior Secondary School, Reoud Kalan, have scored 99.5 per cent by getting 448 marks out of 450.

Jaspreet Kaur is daughter of a barber, Baldev Singh. She did exceptionally well despite economic constraints. Jaspreet's father and mother Mandeep Kaur are elated over their daughter's feat.

Not able to afford any tuition, she studied on her own and took help from her schoolteachers.

Jaspreet said, "I will leave no stone unturned to help my parents in future. I also plan to do a job while pursuing higher studies so that I can support my parents." She will now also guide her younger sister who is studying in Class

Proud of Jaspreet's result, Baldev Singh thanked the staff of her school for supporting her.

from The Tribune

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