Punjab, August, 2021: Bharti Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Bharti Enterprises proudly announced the remarkable achievement of students of Satya Bharti Adarsh Senior Secondary Schools located in rural Punjab in the Class XII and X CBSE Board Examinations. The success of these children becomes special as most of them come from weak economic backgrounds and most of the parents are primarily engaged as daily wage earners.
The students of Class XII, secured an overall pass percentage of 100% which is higher than the national pass percentage of 99.37 %. Out of 300 students, 55 secured 90% and above, and 185 students passed in first division. Class X students’ outperformed the national CBSE average of 99.04% by achieving a pass percentage of 99.24%, with 362 out of 631 students in the first division, 216 of them being girls.
These students, especially the girls, who outshined CBSE national average with 100% pass percentage for class XII and 100% for Class X, withstood various social and economic pressures. The teachers and the Principals have been committed and dedicated to ensure that the children, despite their socio-economic backgrounds, get an equal opportunity towards achieving their aspirations.
Ms Pawanjot Kaur, Class XII student of Satya Bharti Adarsh Senior Secondary School Jhaneri secured highest marks among all these schools’ students with 487 out of 500 (97.4%) whereas Mr. Sohail Khan, Class X student of Satya Bharti Adarsh Senior Secondary School Rauni secured highest marks with 482 out of 500 (96.4%).
Congratulating the students and teachers, Ms. Mamta Saikia, CEO, Bharti Foundation said, “The success of students in Board Exams is always special as they fight against every odd to deliver stellar performance. And this year as most of the class throughout the year were held online, it was even more challenging for both students and teachers. Their success is the reinforcement of our belief that changes can be brought in rural India by ensuring access to quality education. I congratulate each and every student as well as teachers for the outstanding performance, and thank the community for consistently supporting our schools.“
Currently 183 Satya Bharti Schools are operational across villages of Punjab, Rajasthan, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal. Of the 183 schools, 178 schools are primary/elementary schools and five schools are senior secondary schools run in public-private partnership mode under Punjab Government’s Adarsh Scheme.
The Satya Bharti Schools provide quality education to children in rural India, most of who are first generation learners. The curriculum has been designed to help every children achieve their goal. Encompassing both classroom as well as out-of-class activities, the program aims to develop students holistically by inculcating in them attitudes, values and life-skills that will hold them in good stead later in life. While innovative Teaching Learning Material (TLM) enhances their classroom experience, special programs like Physical Education Curriculum (PEC) are used to make outdoor learning more meaningful. Other interventions like the English Phonics Program and use of education software, aid the delivery of English and computer education.
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