In an interaction, the students talked about their families and their ambitions. Shubham Pal passed out from Rajkiya Pratibha Vikas Vidyalaya, Kishan Ganj scored 96.2 per cent and whose father is a driver wants to become Chartered Accountant (CA). Another student Rupali Jain of Sarvodya Kanya Vidyalaya, Nangloi also got 96 per cent and aims to become CA. Some of the students aspire to be doctors, engineers, IAS officers. There were students who aim to join the Indian Armed Forces. There were students who have cleared JEE Advance.
The Minister, while encouraging these students, quoted late former President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam’s journey and struggle. Mr Javadekar also talked of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's early days when he used to sell tea. “Education is empowerment,” asserted Mr Javadekar who awarded 86 students for their meritorious performance. “Students are the real heroes and this is new India which Mr Modi always talks about,” said the HRD Minister. Dr Mahendra Nath Pandey, Minister of State, also graced the occasion as Guests of Honour and in his introductory message congratulated the students and quoted the struggles of Lal Bahadur Shastri, the second Prime Minister of India.
The HRD Minister while praising students of Kendriya Vidyalayas and Navodaya Vidayalas said these schools are the finest examples of the Government schools. It is not necessary that good education comes with expensive fees and infrastructure. “If you have a passion to perform, no situation can stop you,” said Mr Javadekar who appealed other states to organise such events to motivate students. Mr Javadekar also urged the society to fund education of such bright and brilliant students. The Minister also thanked teachers and parents who have supported the students. Also present on the occasion were Mr RK Chaturvedi (CBSE Chairman), Ms Rina Ray (Additional Secretary) and other officials of the CBSE and the Education Department. (UNI)