Class 10th results: DPS Srinagar offers reward, scholarship to meritorious Ganderbal girl

Delhi Public School (DPS) Srinagar on Saturday awarded the ‘Satya Devi Amla’ prize and a two year fully-funded scholarship to Parveena Ayoub of Ganderbal who scored 490 marks out of 500 in her class 10th examination, the results of which was declared on Friday.

Talking to Greater Kashmir, Chairman DPS Srinagar, Vijay Dhar said the award carries a cash prize of Rs 50000 which was given to the Ganderbal girl who qualified the exam while facing hardships and struggles.

“I read the news about this girl in Greater Kashmir newspaper and we contacted the father of the girl who agreed to accept the award. Such initiatives encourage other students as well so we decided to felicitate the girl,” the DPS Chairman said.

“We feel responsible for nurturing the dreams of achievers and dreamers. Under no condition can we let their dreams go waste for lack of resources,” he said.

Dhar said Parveena’s success deserves to be encouraged further and she provided the best platform to nurture it further.

“Delhi Public School Srinagar will provide her the best platform to excel in academics and other co-curricular extra-curricular fields,” he said.

Dhar said Parveena’s father, Ayoub has to support a family of six including his four daughters and wife. The family lives in a single room (Tin Shed) with a minimum source of income.

Despite coming from a financially weak background, Parveena managed to secure good grades by living in a single tin room with her siblings and parents.

“Every year DPS Srinagar offers a cash prize of Rs 50,000 to a meritorious girl student, in keeping with its tradition of encouraging gender equality and promoting women empowerment,” Dhar said, adding that the school also runs a vocational centre for visually impaired named after Satya Devi.