PERAMBALUR: A boy, who ran away to Chennai to join as a helper in a mess after an unimpressive performance in the SSLC examination, was forced to join Class XII to finish as the second rank holder at the State-level in Accountancy and Auditing.
“I developed an aversion for studies after I scored only 272 marks in the SSLC. So, I ran away to Chennai and worked as a helper in a mess. But, my brother convinced me to continue my education,” said V Marudhupandian, the State second rank holder in Accountancy and Auditing.
Marudhupandian of Maulana Higher Secondary School here scored a centum in the subject and got 1,025 marks securing 150 in Tamil, 118 in English, 157 in Commerce.
“I feel elated for securing State second rank in the subject I like the most. I dedicated this to my parents, brother and teachers,” said Marudhupandian, who wants to become an auditor.
School Correspondent Jabarullah Khan, Secretary Mubarak Ali and Head Master Annoor Batcha felicitated Marudhupandian.
In Perambalur, 12,781 students, including 6477 girls, appeared for the Class XII examination among which 10,580 students, including 5454 girls, passed out successfully.
The overall pass percentage in the district was 82.78.