Tamil Nadu Student, Carpenter's Daughter, Scores 600/600 In Class 12 Exams
The Tamil Nadu Directorate of Government Examinations (TNDGE) recently announced the results for the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) or Class 12th exams on May 8. A total of 8,03,385 candidates appeared for the exams this year, with approximately 7.5 lakh students successfully clearing the examination. The overall pass percentage stands at an impressive 94.03 percent, with girls achieving a pass percentage of 96.38, while boys recorded a success rate of 91.45 percent.
The top position in the Tamil Nadu Class 12 exam was secured by S Nandhini, a student from Dindigul. Nandhini, the daughter of a carpenter, achieved a remarkable feat by securing 100 percent marks in all subjects. She was studying in a government-aided school in her district. Nandhini excelled in subjects such as Tamil, Economics, English, Accountancy, Commerce, and Computer Application, achieving a total score of 600 marks.
Nandhini expressed her happiness over her achievement and acknowledged the support she received from her grandmother and teachers. Despite her father being a daily wage laborer, he never discouraged her from pursuing education. In fact, he always emphasized the value of education, considering it her true wealth. Nandhini shared her aspirations of becoming an auditor during an interview with ANI. Her determination and success were recognized by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin, who felicitated her a day after the announcement of the results. The Chief Minister also assured her of the state government's support and assistance for her higher studies.
In a meeting held in Chennai on May 9 at the Chief Minister's camp office, Nandhini, accompanied by her parents, met with Chief Minister M.K. Stalin. The Chief Minister shared a video of the meeting, commending the achievements of individuals like Nandhini, who have risen to great heights through their hard work, despite humble backgrounds. Kanyakumari district recorded the highest pass percentage this year, with an impressive 97.05 percent.
For those students who did not pass the Tamil Nadu Class 12 exam, there is still an opportunity to appear for supplementary exams. To pass, students must secure a minimum of 35 percent marks out of 100 in each subject.