Rishita, topper of Board of School Education Haryana’s (BSEH) Class 10 exams.
Rishita from Narnaund town of Hisar district on Friday topped the Class 10 exams conducted by the Board of School Education Haryana (BSEH), scoring 100%, while the second position was shared by five girls, namely Uma, Kalpana, Nikita Maruti Sawant, Sneh and Ankita, all from Hisar, who got 99.8% .
Sharing the effort that enabled her to score 500 out of 500, Rishita said that she used to study for four to five hours daily after returning from school.
“I did not take any tuition. My parents and teachers supported me throughout. I was not stressed either during the preparation of the exam or for the result. I’m glad that two of my friends and classmates got the second position. I want to dedicate my success to my teachers without whom this could not have been achieved. I stayed away from social media platforms though,” she said.
Rishita’s father Naresh Kumar is an assistant auditor in the Haryana government’s cooperative department and is posted in Jind, while her mother is a primary teacher at Tagore Senior Secondary School, Narnaund, where she is studying.
WANTS TO BECOME A DOCTOR TO SERVE IN RURAL AREAS
The Class 10 topper said that she wants to become a doctor to serve rural Haryana.
“ I want to be able to save lives. Many people die in rural areas due to lack of medical care. I want to serve them. I want to make a true connection with people by saving their lives,” she said.
She urged students to simply focus on their studies and not think about the result. “I never dreamt I would be the state topper. In fact, I played badminton regularly except during the exams. My mother and father are my heroes,” she said.
Rishita’s father Naresh Kumar said that he never pressurised his daughter to study. “She was focused and used to study till late at night. I support her decision to opt for medicine and will help her realise her dream of becoming a doctor. Parents should be true companions of their children and understand them,” he said.