Historic milestone: 20 students to receive the prestigious Sikyong Scholarship Award this year

Dharamshala: The wait is finally over. Central Board of Secondary Education, Delhi has declared the results for class XII examinations (AISSCE) 2020 today on its official website- cbseresults.nic.in.

For the first time since the inception of the prestigious Sikyong Scholarship in 2013, the number of students to receive the award has soared to 20, setting an all-time record for the most number of Tibetan students to score 95 percent and above ever in history. Of the 20 distinguished students, 15 are from Tibetan Homes School, Mussoorie, 2 from Sambhota Tibetan School, Mundgod, 1 each from TCV Selakui, TCV Suja and CST Herbertpur.

Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay hailed the commendable feat as a “historic milestone” and congratulated all involved in this significant achievement.

“I would like to congratulate the students on this outstanding achievement and I also congratulate and commend the dedicated teachers and staff of the Department of Education who have worked very hard to support the students,” Sikyong said.

He added that under the 14th and 15th Kashag, education has assumed the topmost priority among the other undertakings and this year’s historic result has surpassed the initial scepticism expressed by a few when the Sikyong Scholarship Award was first introduced. It has further proven that the level of education is improving with students performing exceedingly well every year since and most importantly, both the students and parents participating fully in improving the educational outcomes.

From the 16 Tibetan schools in India, a total number of 1016 students appeared in the examination held in March 2020, out of whom 998 cleared the exam with a pass percentage of 98.23 bettering last year’s result by 1.23 %. As per CBSE, the overall pass percentage of all the schools in India is 88.78 %.

The details will be released tomorrow on CTA official websites – tibet.net and bod.asia.

-Filed by Department of Education