NAGAON, June 6 - Securing positions in the top 10 list of High School Leaving Certificate examination, four students of the undivided Nagaon have brought laurels to the district this time.
Among the four students, three are from private sector English medium schools and one is from Assamese medium government school.
Jhalak Jalan (587) with letter marks in all the subjects from St Anthony�s English School, Nagaon, secured the 7th position and Silpi Sikha Deka (585) from Palashtol Kachomari High School got 9th position. Silpi Sikha also obtained letter marks in all the subjects.
Both, Rittik Kumar Sut (584) from Raha Pranjal Memorial Academy and Ankita Dey (584) from Lanka Good Samaritan English High School, with letter marks in all the subjects, acquired the 10th position.
In an interaction with the local mediapersons here after declaration of results on Saturday, the 7th rank holder, Jhalak Jalan, daughter of Pavan Kr Jalan and Hemlata Jalan, said that she would take admission in Science stream and would become a physician in future.
Meanwhile, Silpi Sikha Deka, who held 9th position, said that she would go for Science in higher secondary level and would try her best to be a medical student in the future. Silpi Sikha, daughter of principal of Kachomari High School, Bhuban Ch Deka and Dulumoni Deka, while interacting with mediapersons here said that she studied around eight hours daily and did not take any private coaching for the examination.
�For me, achieving such a glorious result was only possible with the help, support and dedication from all the teachers of my school,� she said. Silpi Sikha is also fond of music and likes to sing Borgeet composed by Mahapurush Srimanta Sankaradeva and Madhavadeva.
Silpi Sikha obtained cent per cent marks in Mathematics and Advance Mathematics. She said that not only private schools give top priority in classes, but government schools also give priority to holding classes, because of which the students from government schools are able to secure positions in the top 10 list in the State. She said that schools, either private or government, would not be a criteria to attain success, if sincerity and hard work could not be maintained.
Meanwhile, Ankita Dey, daughter of Nirmal Dey and Sudipta Das of Subhash Nagar of Lanka, secured the 10th rank, and she aspires to become a doctor.
It may be mentioned that 24,592 students from the district appeared in the HSLC examination and 14,978 succeeded. As many as 3,634 students secured 1st division, 5,170 students secured 2nd division and 6,174 got 3rd division. The pass percentage of the district is 60.91 per cent.