Son of a chowkidaar (watchman) Ayushman Tamrakar, 16, has topped in the MP Board class 10 exams, the result for which was announced on Wednesday.
Ayushman secured the top rank with Gagan Dixit of Sagar by scoring 99.8% marks.
Ayushman’s father Vimal Tamrakar works as a watchman in a marriage banquet hall in Sagar district, 186 km northeast of Bhopal and also repair utensils.
Ayushman said, “I feel proud that my father works for 18 hours so that I could continue my study. He always motivated me to work hard and study vigilantly. I performed well due to my father’s support,” said Ayushman.
“I never count my study hours. I used to study until my mind got fatigued. To relax my mind, I used to learn to repair utensils from my father but he always stopped me from doing so. I believe in thorough studies and my teachers at Government Excellence School in Sagar helped me a lot,” said Ayushman. “I want to do engineering from IIT so I will choose science with mathematics in class 11,” he added.
Ayushman’s father Vimal said, “I never thought that my son will make me so proud. I never pressurized him for marks,but I always motivated him to do hard work.”
First Published: May 15, 2019 18:16 IST