Ghaziabad: After the announcement of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class XII results in the country, Ghaziabad swung into festive mood as Divyansh Sharma belonging to Delhi Public School (DPS) on Meerut Road brought laurels not only to the district but also to the state.

Divyansh, who hails from this district, got the distinction of becoming overall achiever in the 12th class board exams.

His family and friends are overwhelmed over his achievement. Divyansh had also topped the 10th class CBSE exams in the NCR region. As the news of his accomplishment spread, people started congratulating his Junior Engineer father Dharamveer Sharma who is working with the Agra Development Authority.

Few minutes after the announcement of the results, Divyansh was busy in preparation to leave for the Chemistry Olympiad, which is scheduled to take place in Maharashtra from May 24 to June 3. Only 30 chosen students from across the nation will be participating in the contest. Prior to leaving for the Olympiad competition, Drivyansh talked about his success and future plan in an exclusive conversation with Dainik Jagran. The excerpts are:

How did you prepare to achieve this success?

After topping the NCR in class 10th, I decided that I will make it big next time and therefore I worked hard. First, I was unable to believe the media reports but later when my Principal Reeta Kapoor confirmed I was able to believe it.

Whom do you give credit for your achievement?

First I would like to thank my parents- mother Sadhna Sharma and father Dharamveer Sharma. Secondly, I am grateful to all my friends, relatives and chemistry teacher Nandita Agarwal who showed faith in me and thirdly, I express my gratitude to all the teachers and the Principal who guided me during journey to success.

What are your future plans?

Currently I am preparing for IIT. (Meanwhile, his mother intervenes to say that she wants to see him as an IAS officer to which he said) First I want to become an IT professional then will aim for the IAS.

Would you give any suggestion to those students who have failed to attain good marks and have scored less?

Time management is very important. Majority students have the skill to achieve the best but are unable to do so as they lack in time management. They need to shed their negligent attitude. Students must remember that by deceiving others they will cheat themselves and nobody else.

What are your hobbies?

I love to surf net and play badminton with younger brother Amritansh which mostly ends in fights, listening to music, and reading novels of Dan Brown and Jeffrey Archer are my other hobbies. Besides, I love to eat my mother’s home-cooked Chola-Bhatura.