After the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) announced examination results for Class 12th on May 28, 2017, celebrations began at the house of Raksha Gopal. A student of Amity International School, Noida, she topped the CBSE results with 99.6 percent.
Raksha, who has been a brilliant student, scored 100 out of 100 marks in 3 out of 5 subjects. In other two subjects, she scored 99 marks. The other toppers are Bhumi Sawant De from DAV Chandigarh who secured second position with 99.4 per cent and Aditya Jain from Bhawan Vidyalaya Chandigarh, who came third with 99.2 per cent.
Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar congratulated the toppers for their results and also encouraged the students who did not score well.
Raksha is a multi-talented person who has many interests and therefore she never felt the need to take tuitions.
Let's know about her.
An electric keyboard player with a keen grasping power, the 17-year old Raksha Gopal is learning French. She now wants to pursue Political Science (Honours) from the University of Delhi. Her school teachers believe that such a performance will open the doors for students who wish to pursue humanities in their graduation.
Raksha's father, Gopal Srinivasan (52), who works as a Chief Financial Officer in Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation, said he never put any pressure on her to perform. He said they have always forced her to take necessary breaks in between the study hours.
Source: The Hindustan Times
Raksha's mother Ranjani Gopal said she was free to make her choices. Her mother is a homemaker, and she used to ensure that her daughter gets the necessary sleep and nutrition while she was preparing for board examination.
Raksha had scored 100 marks in 3 of 5 subjects. These subjects are Political Science, English and Economics. She scored 99 marks in History and Psychology.
Raksha did not take tuitions for her board examinations and prepared on her own. It reflects the self-confidence she carries.
Raksha said she wanted to make her parents and teachers proud with her achievements.
Her success mantra is - focus on what is most important, the quality and not the quantity.
After the announcement of the results, Raksha felt elated. But at the same time, she empathised with students who could not score well.
Raksha loves music and has completed five levels in the electric keyboard from a Delhi-based institute which is affiliated to Trinity College of Music, London. She often used to play the keyboard to beat her exam stress.
When students from across the country were sitting before their computer screens, trying to log in and find out results, Raksha got a call from Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar, who congratulated her. He said her accomplishment is an inspiration for every child who aspires to take up the humanities stream.
We wish CBSE topper, Raksha Gopal, all the best for her future career and life.