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Topper aims to be IPS officer

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Sivasagar, May 28: Achyut Ranjan Gogoi, who secured the first position in the HSLC examination, the results of which were declared today, aims to be an IPS officer.

“I want to serve the nation. I wanted to be an IPS officer since my childhood. I believe that rather than criticising the system, one has to enter the system to understand it,” Achyut, a student of Nazira Jatiya Vidyalaya at Chakimukh in Sivasagar district, said.

Achyut, from Chakimukh, situated on the outskirts of Nazira town, about 22km from Sivasagar, said his first priority was to try and become a genuine man. “A genuine man is one who understands the minds of the people and is willing to serve them,” he said.

Nazira town, the sub-divisional headquarters of Nazira sub-division, about 16km from Sivasagar, which is also the Assam Asset headquarters of the ONGC, erupted in joy as soon as the results were declared this morning.

Achyut was warmly felicitated for his achievement by different organisations and individuals, who made a beeline at his home to share his accomplishment.

In return, he folded his hands in obeisance to the cheering crowd, as he was rallied around the town amidst the bursting of firecrackers.

Achyut scored 585 out of a total of 600 marks. He scored 100 in mathematics, 97 in Assamese, 96 in English, 99 in science, 95 in social studies and 98 in advance mathematics.

Achyut said he was confident that he would secure a position among the top 10.

He studied seven to eight hours every day and took the help of private tutors to clear his doubts in grammar and advance mathematics.

He said he loves his neighbourhood and credited his success to his father, mother and the people of his native village, Chakimukh.

Achyut said studying in an Assamese-medium school couldn’t be a handicap for the students. “Students should have faith and choose their aim themselves,” he said.

Both Jyotirmoyee Saikia, a student of LBS Sishu Niketan, Demow and Upasana Deka, a student of BP Baruah Memorial HS School, Sonari, came fourth from Sivasagar district. Kahyap Gogoi of Dikhshu High School secured the seventh position, adding to the celebration for the residents of the district.