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Shopkeeper’s daughter tops in class 10 board exams, bring cheer to family

Shopkeeper’s daughter tops in class 10 board exams, bring cheer to family
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Pulwama: As the results of class 10 board examinations in Kashmir were announced on Saturday, daughter of a local shopkeeper in Qasbayar village of Rajpora town in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district has managed to secure first position in the examinations, thus bringing a cheer in the hamlet especially to the poor shopkeeper.
MehwishShowkat, daughter of Showkat Ahmad student of ‘Tiny Hearts School’ Srinagar has secured top position with 498 marks out of 500. Mehwish, was too candid to admit that she is the daughter of a shopkeeper.
“My father Showkat Ahmad is a small shopkeeper while as my mother is a housewife. I thank my parents and my all teachers for the support and affection. All have provided ample confidence and motivation and placed belief in me to top in the examination,” Mehwish said.
“I am fortunate enough to get my education in a school where all the teachers are dedicated and intelligent. My Principal, my teachers and my parents have been a constant encouragement and have always believed in my ability. I will not give credit to a particular teacher but it was their joint effort to bring out the best in me and other students,” she said.
Mehwish said that she wants to become a doctor while adding that she prefers to study during morning hours and never opened a book after 12 at night.
Showkat Ahmed, father of Mehwish while thanking almighty Allah for her daughter’s success said that his daughter is fond of framing time tables.
“Once she frames a time table for study purpose, she follows it in letter and spirit,” he said. “I personally do believe that nobody except Allah can stop her. She has topped in every class and I am sure she will achieve her objective,” he said.
“I want to see my daughter as a doctor and I am very proud to be father of Mehwish and I advice all other students to study with dedication and nothing is impossible,” he said.
Mehwish’s family comprises of four members, Mehwish, her younger sister and parents.
“The results were declared within a record time of 45 days on Saturday evening. A huge improvement in pass percentage was recorded at 75.44 per cent against 62.94 per cent last year,” officials said.
Out of the 55,472 examinees, 38,939 have passed, officials said, adding boys recorded a pass percentage of 76.41 per cent and the girls 74.40 per cent in JKBOSE Class 10 Kashmir division results.

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