City Board top­pers share big dreams, spell suc­cess mantra

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI - Sang­hami­tra Sen­gupta sang­hami­tra.sen­gupta@hin­dus­tan­times.com

NAVI MUM­BAI: Saamira Yas­min, In­dian Cer­tifi­cate of Se­condary Ed­u­ca­tion (ICSE) top­per from Navi Mum­bai, is al­ready fo­cussed on get­ting into the IITs.

The re­sults for both Class 12 (ISC) and Class 10 (ICSE) were an­nounced last Fri­day by the Coun­cil for the In­dian School Cer­tifi­cate Ex­am­i­na­tion (CISCE). Yas­min, a stu­dent of St Mary’s School, Kopar Khairane, se­cured 98.1%.

The 15-year-old said the feel­ing is yet to sink in but is glad her ef­forts paid off. “I am still on cloud nine. Con­grat­u­la­tory mes­sages have not stopped pour­ing in ever since the re­sults were an­nounced,” she said. Yas­min scored the high­est Com­puter Science - 100 - and Maths and Science - 99 each.

Yas­min said she stud­ied for about four to five hours ev­ery day and never over ex­erted her­self.

“It is es­sen­tial to re­vise ev­ery day and stay fo­cused. Be­ing re­laxed is my mantra,” she said. Yas­min also se­cured the All In­dia Rank of 84 in the Na­tional Tal­ent Search Ex­am­i­na­tion (NTSE) held last year. Be­sides her ed­u­ca­tional ex­cel­lence, she draws, cy­cles and plays bad­minton.

For 17-year-old Jan­havi Dubule from Ryan In­ter­na­tional School, Kharghar, who be­came the city top­per in Science in ISC with 96.2%, she wants to pur­sue her stud­ies in com­put­ers. Jan­havi’s high­est scored sub­jects are Com­puter Science [100], Physics [97] and Maths and English [95].

“The only thing I did was re-read ev­ery­thing and never stuck to a strict pat­tern for study­ing. In be­tween for recre­ation, mu­sic and power naps were my saviour,” she said. Jan­havi, who loves pro­gram­ming lan­guages said she grew a keen in­ter­est in com­put­ers for the past four to five years.

“We had a syl­labus for var­i­ous pro­gram­ming lan­guages and it was fun writ­ing the pro­grammes. Once you see the pro­gram work­ing, there is a sense of ac­com­plish­ment,” she added.

The third top­per from the city, Anan­dita Singh from St Mary’s School, Kopar Khairane, be­came the city top­per for Com­merce in ISC with 93%. Singh’s high­est scored sub­jects are Eco­nomics [97] and Ac­counts [95]. The 17-year-old said she has a keen in­ter­est in Eco­nomics and Ac­counts and so wants to pur­sue CA. she said, “I had an ir­reg­u­lar study pat­tern. I would not study con­tin­u­ously. I put in a lot of ef­forts to­wards the end. My mantra for suc­cess is study smart, not hard.”

PHOTOS: BACHCHAN KUMAR

Saamira Yas­min cel­e­brates with her fam­ily. (Left) Jan­havi Dubule with her mother.

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