Mridumay Saha – 3rd from Sherwood School:
The son of Dr Madhusudhan Saha, chemistry professor of Don Bosco College, Tura and head mistress of Nivedita School Tura, Pallavi Saha, Mridumay wishes to study information and communication.
Mridumay scored 574 out of a total of 600 and thanked his parents and teachers for the support. He confesses to giving in long hours to cope with his studies, sometimes doing 14-16 hours of studies in a day. He relaxes by playing the guitar.
Mridumay joined a college in Guwahati for his higher education where he wishes to pursue Science.
Asif Zaman (Rank – 5, Jawaharlal Nehru HS – Phulbari
Asif credits his success in the SSLC exams to the hard work of his father who he draws inspiration from. He also wished to thank his teachers at the school for their help and encouragement.
Asif has set his sights on a medical career though he confessedly has no hobbies, concentrating only on the goals he sets for himself. His advised others to work hard and have patience and felt that family support is important to be successful in life.
8th position holder Laxita Agarwala, Sherwood School
Laxita thanked her parents and teachers for the guidance provided to her as well as the support of her elder brother.
She said she was inspired by previous batch students who are now pursuing higher studies in prominent institutions and colleges.
A woman of few words, she too wishes to become a doctor. She is fond of Art and likes to spend her time painting, sketching and listening to music. Her advice to others is to prepare and study well and to concentrate on their goals without losing focus.
15th position holder Abigail Tiara R Marak, Sherwood
Abigail felt that being motivated at all times was a difficult job. She thanked her dedicated teachers and parents as well as her friends for their motivation that pushed her.
Abigail wishes to pursue a course in Cardiology and has recently joined her new school where online classes have begun. She loves cookies and the movies and advises against last minute preparations, feeling smart studies was the way forward, of course with the blessings of the Almighty.
15th position holder, Patiprata Ghosh, Pechon A sangma Memorial Police Public School
Patiprata says that she was inspired by the success of her own sister who cracked the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) and has set her sights on pursuing Cardiology. She de-stresses through recreational activities, likes to read books, play badminton and others.
Advising other students and the younger generation after her, she said that the secret to success is to focus on 30% for hard work, 30% for concentration and 40% for dedication.
18th position holder, Harchelle R Sangma, Sherwood School
Herchelle attributed his success to his parents, teachers and family members. He likes to read books on Science and Computers. Herchelle says that he is not much of a sports person but sometimes likes to play football.
He is yet to decide on his career plans and for now would like to continue his studies in the Science stream. He advised others to have interest in all subjects.
Divya Binu Matthew – 18th rank (St Xavier’s School, Tura)
Divya wanted to thank the Almighty without whom nothing would have been possible besides thanking her parents and teachers for helping her through her studies despite trying circumstances owing to COVID. She felt that without the support of her school teachers, she would not have been successful.
Her advice to future toppers echo the words of her parents who encouraged her to read for the knowledge, not to pass examinations.