To encourage and increase the healthy competition among students, Chandigarh Government has gifted laptops to two Government School students who have topped in Class 12 in their city. Pankaj Kumar and Lakshay Manchanda have been chosen by the government to receive these rewards. One of the student is from urban area and the other student belongs to the rural area. This was done to balance the distribution of the prize among all sections.
It is the first encouraging move of gifting laptops to toppers in India by the State Government and is welcomed by the education fraternity. The pass percentage of in the Government Schools in Chandigarh have always been high; i.e. 85+ percent in both class 10th as well as 12th.