Ludhiana, June 5, 2017: Bharti Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Bharti Enterprises today announced the excellent results achieved by the Class X students from five Satya Bharti Adarsh Senior School in rural Punjab (inChogawan Fattubhila, Jhaneri, Rauni and Sherpur Kalan villages) at the CBSE Board Examinations, second year in a row. The batch consists of 313 students.
Despite coming from challenging socio-economic backgrounds, 28 students of the batch scored a perfect 10 CGPA while 31 students secured A1 grade. 112 students scored Grade A2 and above. Girl continue to outshine with 20 of the 28 students scoring a phenomenal 10 CGPA. These results clearly demonstrate the quality of education and the dedication of teachers at Satya Bharti Schools.
Established under Bharti Foundation’s flagship initiative - ‘Satya Bharti School Program’, the schools provide quality education, completely free of cost, to underprivileged children with a special focus on girl child, across rural India.
Mr Vijay Chadda, CEO, Bharti Foundationadded,“Deeply gratified and proud of the students, the dedication of our teachers and commitment of all in team Bharti Foundation. Most of these students are first generation learners and come from very humble backgrounds; notwithstanding that, they delivered excellent results and made us all very proud. Heartiest congratulations to the students and teachers of all five Satya Bharti Adarsh Senior Secondary Schools. I would also like to thank the community members and our partners for their consistent support over the years.”
Sukhmanpreet Kaur, student of Satya Bharti Adarsh Senior Secondary School, Sherpur Kalan, who scored a perfect 10 CGPA states “It was with the support of my mother and the Satya Bharti School teachers that I managed to do so well at the examination. I will always remain thankful to them”. Sukhmanpreet Kaur lost her 45-year-old father to a heart disease in an unforeseen tragedy. Her mother would sell milk and rear cattle to make ends meet. Today, she is dreaming to become an Engineer.
Another shining example, Avinath Kumar from Satya Bharti Adarsh Senior Secondary School, Rauni, scored a remarkable 9.2 CGPA. His Father suffers severe disability, his mother works as domestic help in the village. A few years back, Kumar’s family took a loan to pay for the eldest daughter’s marriage. He had to support his family from an early age. Despite such tough conditions at home, his will to succeed never dropped. He is an inspiration to his peers.
Last year, the first batch comprising of 225 students from five Satya Bharti Adarsh Senior Secondary Schools in rural Punjab appeared in the Class X CBSE Board Examinations. The batch registered an overall pass percentage of 99.11%. Similarly, the recent success of the first batch of Class XII students at the CBSE Board Examinations with two of the 28 students who appeared scoring above 90% and 32% of the students secured over 70% marks, speaks volumes of the commitment of the Foundation towards honing the potential of underprivileged students across rural India. Most of these students are first generation learners with little or no academic support at home; the fact that the only selection and admission criteria for the students is that they belong to disadvantaged communities makes their performance assume even greater significance.