GUWAHATI, June 2 � For the HSLC toppers of the capital city, their school and the academic ambience had a crucial role in their success. Attributing his brilliant performance to his school, family and hard work, sixth position holder Nabankur Deka of Suderashan Public School said that he had put in five to six hours of study daily before the exams.
With three of its students in the top ten positions, it was commotion and cheers all around Suderashan Public School. Last year the school had bagged one position.
Nabankur, who loves to watch TV and read books, said that he never takes any stress. �I don�t take stress. I try to enjoy what I do and this is applicable for my studies as well,� he added, expressing that he had a desire to devote his time and energy to research-based work.
The school�s principal Sayeeda Mukit mentioned that adoption of new teaching methodology is one of the factors for the improvement in the school�s performance. It needs to be mentioned here that to give a more relaxed study ambience to the students, the school has taken a more activity-based approach.
�By introducing a few changes in our teaching methodology, we have been able to do better. We focus on activities and encourage team work so that all students can come up to a particular standard,� said Mukit, adding that after the pre-test session, all sections are combined into one class which creates an ambience of togetherness and enjoyment in the learning process.
Sabira Farheen, who secured the eighth position from this school, also contributed her success to the teachers, family support and hard work. Sabira, who will pursue her further studies in the science stream, said that regular studies is important for the students. �I study regularly. Before the exams, I studied for 10 to 12 hours,� she said observing that a good atmosphere in the school is very important for motivating the students.
Gargi Sarma from this school, who got the tenth position, studied for eight to nine hours before the exams. A good dancer, Gargi wants to become a surgeon. Her advice for all the students who would be appearing for the HSLC exam is that they should be regular in their studies which will ease out the tension. �I want to say to everyone that don�t feel scared of exams, don�t feel stressed. Just make a plan and stick to it and accept the result whatever it is.�
On the other hand, the seventh position holder Krishna Chakravarty of St Stephen�s School here is particularly grateful to her mother. Acknowledging the support of her teachers, family and friends, Krishna said that her mother is always a source of motivation for her. She will join the science stream and has a desire to contribute towards the welfare of the society.
�I studied for six to seven hours daily before the exams. I admit, nowadays students have a lot of stress to excel in their studies. I always bust my stress by taking recourse to my sources of inspiration �maybe reading poetry or listening to music or doing all the activities which I enjoy,� she said.
Ipshita Bhuyan from St Mary�s HS School, who secured the eighth position, also contributed her success to hard work and support of her family and school. She said that there is no alternative to hard work.