Punjab govt faculty principal affords free air journey to college students figuring in Board examination advantage checklist

CHANDIGARH: When 4 college students of a authorities faculty in Punjab’s Ferozepur district featured within the advantage checklist of the state board exams, ending a 12-year wait, the overjoyed principal didn’t hesitate to fulfil their want of air journey. Rakesh Sharma, the principal of Shaheed Gurdas Ram Memorial Authorities Senior Secondary Faculty (Ladies), at Zira in Ferozepur, is paying for the air journey bills of scholars from his personal pocket.
Based on Sharma, the scholars of the tenth and twelfth courses of the varsity had not been making it to the advantage checklist of the Punjab Faculty Education Board exams for the final 12 years.
To inspire college students to work onerous on their research, Sharma requested them about their needs which he would fulfil in the event that they make the minimize.
“The scholars wished for ‘jahaaz da jhoota’ (journey by air) and I informed them it’s my dedication to fulfil their want,” Sharma stated.
“I introduced in a prayer assembly that if any pupil of tenth or twelfth class secures advantage positions in board exams, I’ll guarantee air journey for any vacation spot of their selection throughout the nation,” he added.
A lot of the college students of the varsity belong to poor and middle-class households.
“By the grace of God, 4 college students — two of tenth class and two of twelfth class — secured advantage positions within the remaining exams,” an elated Sharma stated.
“Two twelfth-class college students, Bhajanpreet Kaur and Simranjeet Kaur, went to Goa from Amritsar on a flight in November final yr. Each of them attended the India Worldwide Innovation and Invention Expo (INEX-2022) in Goa,” Sharma stated.
Bhajanpreet’s father is a ‘granthi’ (priest) at a neighborhood gurdwara and Simranjeet’s father is a truck mechanic.
Two different college students will now journey to Delhi from Amritsar on a flight within the final week of January, the varsity principal stated.
“They are going to be visiting the Rashtrapati Bhavan, Purple Fort and different locations within the nationwide capital,” he stated.
After seeing two college students availing of air journey facility, Sharma stated one other 22 college students from courses 10 and 12 have now registered themselves for securing advantage positions.
“The scholars requested me if all 22 secured advantage positions, what is going to I do in that case? I informed them I’m dedicated to what I stated. They are going to get ‘jahaaz da jhoota’,” Sharma stated.
“College students have now correlated the advantage place with air journey,” he stated.
The college principal additional stated when he joined the varsity in 2019, its rank was 48 out of 56 colleges within the district.
Now, the varsity ranks first within the Ferozepur district, the principal asserted.

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