Lamjung triplets set example in SEE results

  • Score ‘good grades’, with brother scoring A+ and sisters A
- Post Report, Kathmandu

Jun 21, 2017-

Sailesh, Shristi and Sushma Bastola have become the talk of the town in Sotipasal of Lamjung since the results of the Secondary Education Exam (SEE) were out on Friday. The triplets, who went to Shree Mangala Secondary School, a community school in Mangala of the district, have got through SEE with flying colours. With GPA 3.7, Sailesh has scored A+ grade while his sisters Shristi and Sushma have scored GPA 3.35 (A). 

“This is one of the happiest moments in my life,” an elated Kopila, the mother, told the Post over phone from Lamjung. “When they were born, I was extremely worried about their survival. Now they have passed Grade 10,” the 43-year-old who teaches at the same school, said. They were born on September 4, 2002.

Netra Basnet, ward chairperson of Madhya Nepal Municipality-3 of the district, said the three children “have set an example for all”. “It adds to our happiness that all of them went to a community school. Such a good result means our school here is doing very well,” he added. 

Bishnu Hari Bastola, the father, who is the principal of the school, said he did not want to send his children to “expensive boarding schools” in the city. 

“We are trying to do our best to make this community school as good as any other ‘boarding school’,” said Baskota referring to English medium schools in the Capital and other urban areas. 

Established in 1962, the school has bagged the award of “Number 1 community school” in the district.

With the results out, the triplets want to pursue higher education in Kathmandu. 

Sailesh says he wants to be an engineer. His sisters want to become doctors. 

“I want to serve the people in my village,” says Shristi. 

The parents said now financing the triplets’ educations is now a major concern. Their eldest daughter is already in Kathmandu pursuing her Plus Two. 

“They want to study science and it’s not possible here,” said Kopila. 

Published: 21-06-2017 07:54

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