Bhubaneswar: Seetal, a student of Class-III, DAV Public School, Chandrasekharpur, Bhubaneswar has topped the prestigious “National Science Talent Search Examination- 2012” conducted by Unified Council, Hyderabad.
In a Grand Ceremony at Ravindra Bharathi, Seetal was honored with the National Topper award by Mrs. D. Purandeswari, Hon’ble Union Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Government of India, for achieving the highest percentage of marks in this exam among all classes of about 3.5 lakhs students.
The Award consisting of a gold medal, a cash prize of Rs. 40,000 and a certificate was presented to her on 6th May, 2012 at Hyderabad.
Seetal has brought laurels to the State of Odisha as well as to her school for being the first student from Odisha to have topped this exam, since its beginning in 2001.
Earlier, Seetal was awarded the most covetous “National Child Award for Exceptional Achievement – 2011” at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi on 14th Nov, 2011 by the Hon’ble Minister of State for Women and Child Development (Independent Charge), Government of India, Mrs. Krishna Tirath, for her exceptional achievement in the filed of Academics, Art and Culture.