Gangtok: With the declaration of Class XII CBSE Board exam results, the overall pass percentage recorded this year is 76.98% in Sikkim. Girls outshone boys by a huge margin — while the pass percentage of girls was 45.19%, that of boys was 31.79%.

As per data available, while 593 students failed in the examination, 1,052 got compartment.

The total number of students who appeared for the board examination this year was 7,838, of which 3,455 were boys and 4,383 were girls. There are 82 senior secondary schools in Sikkim. The exam was held in the month of March.

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Two students — Kaldenla Bhutia and Ganga Sharma — scored 94%. They are studying under Chief Minister’s Meritorious Scholarship Scheme in Scindia School, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh.

While Kaldenla hails from Rangthang, North Sikkim, Ganga is from Ranka Barbing in East Sikkim.

Sikkim governor Ganga Prasad conveyed his greetings and felicitations to all students of Sikkim who successfully passed the examinations this year. In his congratulatory note, the governor said, “I am immensely pleased to learn about the commendable performance shown by the students who had appeared in the CBSE Class XII examinations 2019 in the state. It is indeed heartening to note that Sikkimese students have come out with exemplary results from schools within the state and outside the state which reflects immense potential and talent that Sikkimese students possess. My greetings and felicitations to the achievers, their proud parents and the teachers for their role in the accomplishment of each one of the students. Let this be the stepping stone and an important milestone for all my dear students towards the bright future ahead. My good wishes and blessings are with you all. I look forward to meeting the achievers and interact with you all in a special function at Raj Bhavan in the near future.”

Likewise, chief minister Pawan Chamling also wrote on his official Facebook page. “I am overjoyed to know that our students have performed exceptionally well in the CBSE Class XII Board Exams throughout the State. My heartiest congratulations to all the students and their proud parents,” he wrote.

Congratulating the students studying under the state government’s chief minister’s meritorious scholarship Scheme, he said, “It is indeed very heartening to see our children studying in reputed schools under the Chief Meritorious Scholarship doing so well. I hope the achievements of Kaldenla and Ganga will encourage other students, particularly those from economically weaker families to work towards fulfilling their dreams and aspirations. Like I always say, our children should dream big and work hard”.

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GP Upadhaya, principal secretary of HRD, said: “We are happy with the result this year. Although the margin of the pass percentage is not much compared to last year, the result can be considered good. We are also compiling the data to find out the school toppers in different disciplines.”

He also congratulated the students and teachers of different schools. “The efforts of the teachers who performed their duties sincerely with full dedication in government schools are praiseworthy,” he added.

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