Dimapur, May 2: Perseverance and hard work were the two mantras that helped them get top positions in HSSLC 2019, the elated toppers said on Thursday.
Suhana Begum of MGM Hr. Sec. School, Dimapur topped the Commerce stream with 96%; Ananya Kumar Das of St. John Hr. Sec. Residential School, Dimapur topped the Science stream with 94.60% and Imtijungla Pongen of Christian Hr. Sec. School, Dimapur topped the Arts stream with 94.40%.
The three toppers said they studied hard for up to six to seven hours a day.
Suhana Begum of MGM Hr. Sec. School, Dimapur said she didn’t follow any routine but worked hard.
“I was hoping to be one of the toppers, but wasn’t expecting the top position,” she told Nagaland Page at her residence here at Midland.
Incidentally Suhana shared the Top-4 in HSLC 2017 with Ananya Kumar Das of St. John Hr. Sec. Residential School, Dimapur, who topped the Science stream in HSSLC 2019.
Suhana credited her teacher ‘Madam Nimmi’ and ‘Miss Amy’ for her success, saying without them she would not have secured the top spot. She also credited God, her teachers and family for her success.
Suhana, who is the third child among seven siblings, said the financial condition of her family isn’t good and thus she wanted to be good academically so that she make a difference and help out her parents financially.
Her father, Jallaluddin, is a shopkeeper at Hazi Park, Dimapur and her mother, Afsa Begum, is a housewife.
Her ambition is to a Charted Accountant and is planning to continue her further studies in Aligarh Muslim University.
Ananya Kumar Das of St. John Hr. Sec. Residential School, Dimapur says he wants to be a doctor and is now preparing for NEET.
Interacting with the media at his residence here at Ao Kashiram, Ananya said he followed the routine that was prepared by his father and he used to study for six to seven hours daily. “But
I wasn’t expecting to secure the first position, although I was expecting a good result,” he said.
His father, Amit Kumar Das, who is a teacher in St. John Hr. Sec. Residential School and teaches chemistry, however, said he was expecting his son to be the topper. “I had a good feeling that my son might top the exam,” Das senior said. He credited the whole faculty for the success of his son.
Amit Kumar Das has been a teacher for the last 22 years in the State.
Ananya’s elder sister was also one of the toppers in 2014.
Imtijungla Pongen of Christian Hr. Sec. School, Dimapur said she studied for six to seven hours daily but didn’t follow any particular pattern to secure the top spot.
A modest Imtijungla said though her teachers were having great expectation from her, she was not expecting to secure the top rank and was pleasantly shocked at the result.
Talking to the media at her residence at Lengrijan, she said. “I have worked hard and God helps those who help themselves.”
Imtijungla didn’t take any tuition.
Her mother Tianungla Pongen, who is a Government teacher, said she wasn’t also expecting her daughter to secure the top spot. Her father, Ningsangwaba Pongen, an employee of NStCB, however, believed that she could do it.
“Man proposes, but God disposes,” her father added.
(Page News Service)