Dreams ride high scores - English, ecology strike gold

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By OUR BUREAU
  • Published 21.05.08
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Name: Priti Puja Class: X Exam: ICSE School: Carmel, Giridih Ambition: Complete aeronautical engineering from one of the IITs

May 20: Dreams formed as moments of triumph unfurled with the declaration of ICSE (Class X) and ISC (Class XII) results in the state late evening today.

Cyber cafes were choc-a-bloc while enthusiastic school principals and teachers rejoiced the performance of their pupils.

Schools attributed this year’s results to environmental education, computer application and English, in which students scored 100 per cent. The toppers owed their success to their teachers, parents and well wishers for their achievement.

In Ranchi, Tanmay Sinha, ICSE topper of St Thomas School who scored 96.4 per cent, said his highest marks was in environmental studies (99 per cent). In Bishop Westcott Boys School, Namkum, all 115 students passed in first division in ICSE.

Anand Kumar Choubey, son of a government school teacher topped with 96 per cent, while Raunak Kumar stood second with 95 per cent and Bhanu Prakashc came third with 94 per cent.

In Bishops School, Bahu Bazaar, Ishan Sahu topped with 97 per cent, followed by Sparsh Vasisth who stood second with 96 per cent marks. Ashish Kumar and Shreya Vijaywargia occupied the third place with 90 per cent.

Seema Sircar, mother of Debarati Sircar who was topper of Loreto Convent, said she always used to study. “From childhood she was only into books, so we felt that when she grows up we would give her the best education possible,” said Seema.

“I scored 100 per cent in history and civics and 98 per cent in computers. This added to my overall percentage,” said topper of St Xavier’s School, Yash Vardhan.

Sakchi Sharma scored 100 in mathematics and 99 in computer. “It’s an outstanding achievment,” said her mother Kanchan Sharma.

The principal of St Xavier’s School, Father Ajit Khess, said that in comparison to last year their result was better. “Last year our percentage was 95.5 but this year it was 97 per cent. There were 127 students who appeared in the examination,” said Khess.

In Jamshedpur, amid a lot of confusion in the initial hours with servers not functioning, the ICSE and ISC results were declared at city schools this afternoon.

Emerging as the city topper in ICSE was Prichchha Gupta, who scored a whopping 98 per cent marks.

The student of Hill Top School in Telco stands tall among the successful candidates in the country with reports of 98.6 per cent being the highest obtained marks nationwide.

A happy principal of the school, Puneeta B. Chouhan, said this was the first time that the school had produced a topper who had earned such high marks. With more than 50 per cent of school students scoring more than 90 per cent, the institution certainly could not have asked for more.

“It feels great. Not only the topper, even the overall results have been satisfactory,” said principal Chouhan.

Meanwhile, 15-year-old Priti Puja who topped in Giridih district from Carmel School with 95.16 per cent in ICSE said: “I want to do aeronautical engineering from any of the Indian Institutes of Technology.”

Her achievement is all the more significant as she had lost her father at the age of three when she was in LKG.

“Puja’s father Manoj Kumar died of illness in 1994. But we never let her feel the loss,” said her uncle Deepak Kumar, with whom Puja lives.

The 15-year-old got 100 per cent in computer science, while 96, 94 and 90 marks in science, mathematics and English, respectively.

Mother Renu Kumari, an assistant with Central Bank of India, was so happy that she “cannot even express my feelings in words” at her daughter’s success.

In Bokaro, while R.G. Patra from De Nobili School, Chandrapura, topped the district with 96.1 per cent in ICSE, Varsha Priyadarshini with 93.80 per cent in science and Vivek Singh with 95 per cent in commerce from St. Xavier’s topped ISC.

In Dhanbad district, Carmel schools of Dhanbad and Digwadih and De Nobili of CIMFR Dhanbad and Digwadih emerged with one of the best performances with 100 per cent results in both Class X and XII in the last four years, said school authorities.

Shruti Suman scored the highest in ICSE with 97 per cent, while Nidhi Agarwal followed her with 95 per cent.

In ISC, Rajat Kumar topped the district with 94.8 per cent in science from De Nobili School. In commerce, Arti Agarwal was a little behind Rajat with 94.6 per cent.