DTC bus conductor’s son, Prince Kumar from Rajkiya Pratibha Vikas Vidyalaya in Dwarka’s Sector 10 who lives in a one-room house with his family in the palm is one of the CBSE board toppers in Delhi government school this year, having scored 97% in the Class 12th results.
Last year in July, Prince Kumar was diagnosed with pulmonary tuberculosis which kept him out of school for one month. He spent the next few months in recovery, but nothing deterred Kumar and emerged as the Delhi government schools’ topper.
Over 90% of Delhi’s government school students who appeared in the Central Board of Secondary Education’s (CBSE) Class 12 examinations passed the exam, for the first time in 20 years, marking the highest pass percentage for government schools in two decades.
Kumar said,”We have a bathroom attached to the room that my father converted into a study room. It is very small and accommodates just a table and chair. My elder sister and I take turns to study in that room. Sometimes when we study at the same time, my parents sit in the kitchen so they don’t disturb us.”
Kumar is waiting for the results of the Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced) that is used for admission to the Indian Institute of Technology (IITs) and National Defence Academy (NDA).