Mysuru: M Chandrashekar, son of a pourakarmika (civic worker) and a student of Marimallappa School scored 615 marks in the SSLC Board examination including centum in Math and Kannada. Chandrashekar was addicted to television. In order to concentrate on studies, he got the cable disconnected which really helped him to score better marks.
He is a favourite student for many teachers in the school. Chandrashekar, a studious and disciplined student, managed to keep up his reputation by scoring an aggregate of 615 marks including centum marks in Mathematics. “I didn’t feel the pressure at any point of time. My parents who were very confident about me, didn’t compel me in any way. The encouragement from my teachers and classmates helped me to achieve this feat. Initially, I did not dedicate more time but later when the exams were closing in, I started dedicating more time.”
“I was very much addicted to television. In my free time, I used to watch TV. To concentrate more on studies, four months before to the exams, I decided to have the cable connection removed so that I can devote more time on studies rather than just watching TV. This really helped me to score better marks. I have just decided to take up science stream (PCMB) and later decide what to do further”, added Chandrashekar, son of Mahadeva and Gajalakshmi who resides at Rajiv Gandhi Colony in Ashokapuram. His father works as a pourakarmika in NIE Boys Hostel.
Talented students in pourakarmika community
“There are many talented students in our community but they have a lot of distractions. They need to think about the future and start giving more importance to studies”, added Chandrashekar who wants to do well in life. He was felicitated by his community leaders including Narayan, former mayor of Mysuru.
Mara, a pourakarmika leader said, “It is really an outstanding achievement by our community children. He will be an inspiration to many children in our community. We are ready to help him to take up further studies.”
Mahadeva, Chandrashekar's father said, “I was very confident that Chandrashekar will score good marks. Earlier, he had also secured a rank in NTSE exams. It is because of his efforts that he managed to achieve this feat. As parents, we are ready to provide him the best possible facilities for education.”
Kannada – 125, Math -100, Science - 97, Social Studies – 99, English – 99, Hindi Third Language – 95. Total – 615.
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