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Indian HRD Minister, Mr Prakash Javadekar felicitates Asha High School Toppers

Indian HRD Minister, Mr Prakash Javadekar felicitates Asha High School Toppers

We are pleased to inform that 27 Asha high school toppers were felicitated by the Hon’ble Minister for Human Resource Development (HRD) Mr Prakash Javadekar at his residence yesterday, July 17, 2016.

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The event named ‘Gun Gaurav’ was organised at the Hon’ble HRD Minister’s residence.

Mr Javadekar praised the students for overcoming the struggles of living in a slum and successfully fighting all odds. Congratulating the Asha students for their achievements, the Hon’ble Minister also applauded the effort of Asha Society towards transforming the lives of slum dwellers for over two decades.

Asha topper, Harsh from Chanderpuri slum community was facilitated by the Hon’ble Minister while Dr Mahendra Nath Pandey, Hon'ble Minister of State for HRD (Higher Education) looks on.

Asha topper, Harsh from Chanderpuri slum community was felicitated by the Hon’ble Minister while Dr Mahendra Nath Pandey, Hon’ble Minister of State for HRD (Higher Education) looks on.

Mr Javadekar congratulated Sonam from Chanderpuri slum community for fighting all odds and scoring well in her school living exams.

Mr Javadekar congratulated Sonam from Chanderpuri slum community for fighting all odds and scoring well in her school leaving exams.

Felicitating each one of the toppers with books and stationeries, the Hon’ble minister appreciated the students for being humble despite the challenges they face.

The minister praised Santosh from Zakhira slum community for scoring an amazing 88%, despite his hearing impairment.

The minister praised Santosh from Zakhira slum community for scoring an amazing 88%, despite his hearing impairment.

Harshit from Chanderpuri was also facilitated by the minister.

Harshit from Chanderpuri was also felicitated by the minister.

Mr Javedekar addressing the gathering at the event

Mr Javedekar addressing the gathering at the event

“Some of these students come from a family with 12 members and only one room to live. They still manage to score well in class XII and secure admission in top colleges. Their fathers are either rickshaw pullers or labourers… These students need to be encouraged,” remarked Mr Javadekar.

Asha students at the event.

Asha students at the event.

We wholeheartedly appreciate the efforts made by the Hon’ble HRD Ministry for inviting Asha students and praising them for their hard work and brilliant results. Thank you!

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