Meet Yashas D From Tumakuru, A CBSE Karnataka Topper Who Against All Odds Scored 498/500 Marks

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Success never comes easy. But for those who are willing to fight against all odds, the journey though full of struggle always has a happy ending. The success story of Yashas D from Tumakuru, a  CBSE Karnataka State topper in Xth exam this year is an illustrious example of what young boys can achieve if their focus is in the right direction.

60 Kms of Daily Commute & Trying Situations At Home

The success of Yashas D is quite credible because he had to overcome many problems to achieve it. First, he daily traveled 30 km to reach the school but the distance never discouraged him. Secondly, his father was ill at home.


The strong and determined student from Thammanahalli in the Chikkanayakanahalli Taluk of Tumakuru district not only topped in the state but also is the topper for the Chennai region scoring 498 marks out of 500 in the CBSE Class 10  exams.

He is the student of Vidyavaridhi International School in Huliyar run by former MLA Kirankumar. Being from the family of agriculturists, he lives quite far away from the urban area due to which he had to travel long distance for reaching the school. His sister is currently studying engineering in Bengaluru so he had to take care of his unwell father Devraj.

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Yashas Used The Travel Time In Bus For Studying  

The dedicated student used the time required for commuting on the bus for studying. He says, “I was studying whenever I found.the time and did not have a fixed timetable. Concentrating in class and discussing with teachers whenever I had doubts helped me excel. I will opt for a PCMC seat.”


For Nethravathi, the mother of Yashas, it is an overwhelming moment. Talking about the achievement of her son, she said, “It is a proud moment for me. He has always been a topper in school. He was not whiling away time. He slept just six hours a day. His hard work has borne fruit.”  Yashas now wants to pursue IITs.

For the Vidyavaridhi International School, the success of Yashas in the CBSE Xth exam has been a  sort of image-saver. The school has been struggling to overcome the stigma of controversy that hit it in March 2017 when four people that included three students from the school allegedly died as a result of food poisoning.