Faizabad: Son of a clerk at District
Magistrate office, Akash Yadav, has topped Uttar Pradesh board
high school examinations by securing 92 per cent.
He stood first among 36,03,857 students who appeared for
class 10 exams conducted by Uttar Pradesh Board for Secondary
Education, results of which were declared today.
Aakash was meritorious student and was receiving
divisional scholarship of Rs 500 per month from the state
government, his father Ram Kumar Yadav said.
Father of two sons and two daughters, Yadav, said not only
his son, but his daughter Vidya is also a meritorious student,
who has secured 72 per cent in class 10 this year.
Akash wants to join IIT and become an engineer.
"Other than being an IITian, I also want to go for civil
services exams and to become a civil servant," he told PTI.
Clerical background of his father did not put hurdle in
the way of Aakash, as he proved that smart and dedicated
approach towards study always proved fruitful.
Aakash said that he never cared for memorising long
answers and solution to sums and science methods, but he gave
stress on making fundamentals clear and understanding the
"A backward class student from a middle class family
student is in no way inferior, as the merit list has proved
that financial constraints and social status cannot curtail
talent" said Tej Narayan Pandey, senior leader of Samajwadi
Party, who announced a cash award of 21 thousand for Aakash
and took all responsibilities of his future studies.
Pandey said he would arrange finances for Aakash’s higher
Aakash secured 98 per cent in Maths, 83 per cent in
science, 95 per cent in English, 96 per cent in drawing and
89 per cent in social studies.