Samarth Rao a 15-year-old boy from Honnavar in Uttara Kannada district, who has cerebral palsy, made the region proud by coming 3rd in an international chess championship held in Slovakia earlier this month. Being a class X student of Government High School in Honnavar, he represented India in the under-19 category. He achieved the feat at the world chess championship organized by the International Physically Disabled Chess Association from June 19 to 26. He scored a rating of 1,326 and stood third among 38 competitors from 13 countries, his parents said. Vinuta Bhat the boy's mother said she never lost hope. As she was very upset when Samarth used to sit at home while other boys of his age were playing outside. As I started teaching him chess as we found that Samarth had an interest towards the game. Samarth was fond of his grandfather, GR Bhat, and he began playing chess with him.
Bhavika Singh, a class I student of BGS National Public School got 1st rank in International Mathematics Olympiad and International English Olympiad, respectively. She had been awarded a gold medal and cash prize of Rs 5,000/-
Bengaluru students emerged on top in the Common Entrance Test (CET) results announced on Monday. Bengaluru students secured the top five ranks in the medical stream, besides second, third and fourth ranks in engineering. One among the student who achieved in medical stream was Priya Narwal Army Public School, Kamaraj road, Father of Priya- Yashpal Narwal said he couldn't be prouder of his daughter. As she works hard without us telling her to and she has always met our expectations. She is writing the AIIMS entrance test today. Her first choice will be AIIMS. She also secured first rank in BVSc
Student of class IV at Carmel School, Padmanabhanagar, Varsha Raghuram -
scored the highest marks in English in The International Assessment for
Indian Schools conducted by University of New South Wales. The Carmel School - Principal Sribala Srinivisan said she was keen on developing her English language skills from class I. “We at Carmel wish her all the best and hope to see her scaling great heights. As Varsha was happy to receive this honour and expressed gratitude to her parents and teachers.
Laxmi Angadi, of Udikeri village in Bailhongal taluk, Belagavi, scored 93.4%, securing the 3rd highest rank in Ramalingeshwar High School. Always a good student, excellent in extra-curricular activities as well. But it hasn't been smooth sailing for Laxmi. After her father Shivappa's death, her mother Nilavva donned the mantle of breadwinner. Even Laxmi chipped in. The duo worked as daily wagers on fields, earning Rs 50 a day. But Laxmi didn't compromise on her studies. Her teacher Nagesh Nayak reported that she scored less marks in English. They have decided to apply for re-evaluation. “I am confident she will get at least 90. If she does, she'll be the school topper. I have seen her perseverance for the past three years,“ he said.