Having achieved the second rank in the Class 12 CBSE results, Anoushka Chandra aims to study political science honours in a good Delhi University College. She says she wants to be an IAS officer.
A student of Seth Anandram Jaipuria School, Ghaziabad, Chandra scored 498 out of 500 — second only to Meghna Srivastava who scored 499 out of 500.
The 17-year-old humanities student said she was expecting a good result but never thought that her name would be on the list of national achievers. Anoushka scored cent per cent marks in four of her subjects (Economics, Political Science, History and Psychology) and 98 in English.
She said consistency was the key to her success. “If you work hard from the beginning, you will never have it hard in the end,” said Chandra, a resident of Sector 16, Vasundhara.
She gives equal credit to her parents and teachers for her success. “My parents have been patient with me. They have never put any undue pressure on me. Two years back, when I had to choose my stream and I opted for humanities, my parents didn’t say anything. They supported me in all my endeavours,” she said.
She lives with her parents and younger sister, a student of Class 5 . Her father is a deputy director in the ministry of defence while her mother is a homemaker.
Her parents said their daughter was focussed and hardworking. “She is very laborious. If she decides to achieve some thing, she does it,” said Ranjita Srivastava, Chandra’s mother.
For the school principal, Manju Rana, it’s a proud moment. “Anoushka has done us proud by bagging the second position, another student Kshitij Anand got the third rank. I feel on top of the world,” she said.