“Even if they give me crores, I won’t work abroad”, JEE topper Laksh Gupta wants to serve India first

If you don’t believe you can do it then you have got no chance at all to achieve anything in life. Belief is the only word which can help you touch the pinnacle of success and Laksh Gupta did the same. The son of a businessman came through with flying colours in the JEE Main as he secured All India Rank (AIR 9), in what is indeed an outstanding achievement.

The 18-year-old secured 99.77 percentile in the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main, the result of which was declared on 11 September 2020. After he won a gold medal at the International Economics Olympiad, Gupta started getting offers of 100 per cent scholarship to study in abroad, but he always had an innate sense of making a significant contribution to the country so that he could do something for the betterment of the society.

Expressing his desire to work for the nation, Laksh told indianexpress.com, “If I get a crore package also, I will not work abroad. It is this country that has given me every opportunity to become a successful person. In return, I will work for the development of my nation.” Laksh is now focusing on JEE Advanced which is scheduled to held on September 27. “If I crack JEE Advanced, I will opt for Computer Science from IIT-Delhi, else four year BSc programme from IISc Bangalore.”

(Credits: Indian Express)

Regarding his preparation, Laksh said that he devoted four-to-five hours for the entrance exam. “For JEE Main preparation, I mainly focussed on the NCERT books. Apart from it, the tutorials provided by the Vidyamandir Classes benefitted me. I also appeared for the online mock test on a daily basis, and for reference in physics, I relied on HC Verma.” Laksh was a student of Sanskriti school, Chanakyapuri. For JEE Advanced, he is following the online classes by his tuition centre, NCERT, and mock tests.

The youngest in his family, Laksh’s elder sister Radhika Gupta is a Delhi University student, his father Manish Gupta is a businessman, and mother Meenu Gupta is a housewife.

“My mentors supported me a lot. During the two-year programme at VMC, it constantly guided me,” said the JEE topper from Delhi. “My dream is to make my nation proud,” beamed the JEE topper.

Sharing his experience, Laksh said, “I would like to give one advice to future JEE aspirants that JEE Mains is not a tough exam. Never lose your confidence at any stage, never underestimate yourself by judging as per your institute’s exam ranking”.

“Study whenever you are comfortable, be it late night or early morning. Just have faith in yourself and in your hard work and you will ace your examination for sure,” said the JEE topper.

“A mantra for all those who think they are too late to start now — You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending. All the best!” advised Laksh.

TheYouth wish Laksh Gupta the very best for his future endeavours!

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