District Magistrate Ritu Maheshwari felicitated Arpana Ray, Class X CBSE District Topper from DLF Public School at a special ceremony held in her office. Arpana is not only the District Topper with a whopping score of 497/500(99.4%) but has also attained the third highest All India score.
The event was organised to felicitate the toppers of ICSE, CBSE and UP Boards. While applauding Arpana for her exemplary performance, the DM gave her a trophy and a merit certificate.
Speaking at the ceremony, Arpana attributed her success to her parents, teachers and school, and said that the key to her success had been her focus and consistency. When asked what she wanted to become, she enthusiastically declared her love for Medicine and her ardent wish to be a doctor!
Addressing the gathering, DM Ritu Maheshwari advised students that in today’s competitive times, students should not get demotivated by failures, and must balance their IQ with their emotional quotient.
DLF Public School Principal Seema Jerath, having expressed her joy on the commendable achievement by Arpana, emphasized that it is equally important for her school students to imbibe life skills besides excelling in academics, and stressed on the importance of nurturing givers,rather than takers, who wished to dedicate themselves to bettering the lives of other people.