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HSSLC toppers say no substitute to hard work

By EMN Updated: May 01, 2014 1:44 am

Amasha Das topper in Science stream

Staff Reporter

WEDNESDAY, April 30th 2014, will be a day Amasha Das will never forget. Her hard-work, patience and perseverance all paid off . Yes, Amasha Das of St. John Hr. Sec Residential School, Dimapur secured 552 marks and a pass percentage of 92:00 earning her the covetous top 1 position in the Science Stream in the Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate (HSSLC) exam conducted by Nagaland Board of School Education. She also secured letter marks in five subjects; English, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Alternative English.The second position was held by Thejaselhou Kire , Kohima Science College, Jotsoma who scored a close 90.83% with 545 marks.
Amasha Das, says she studied for 8-10 hours a day for the last two years and the news is a dream come true.
There is no secret to success; it is only through hard work, patience and determination success come, said Amasha, who was also a topper in HSLC.
She thanked God and her parents and teachers for her success. It is through the blessing of God and guidance of my parents and teachers that I have achieved this feat, said 17 year old Amasha.
When queried about her future plan, a rather shy but determined Amasha said ‘I want to become either a gynecologist or a cardiologist.’ With her medical entrance test on May 4, Amasha has no time to celebrate. Talking to this reporter, she said, ‘I just finished my studies now and I hope I’ll do well in my entrance exam.’
Amasha’s father AK Das is a chemistry teacher in St. John Hr. Sec Residential School, Dimapur. He was a happy man today and expressed happiness over his daughter’s success. With experience of over 20 years of teaching, he home tutored his daughter and is ready to support her daughter in every possible way. ‘Despite our hardship, we are ready to help her fulfill her dream,’ said the proud dad.
In a small message, Amasha wrote, “firstly, thanks for all the constant support of all my teachers, parents, school and specially God. I would always encourage everyone to study hard and make the future bright. Always give thanks to everyone and always work towards what your dream.”
Also conveying a message to all the students, she wrote “everyone remembers the 1st but not the 2nd and a winner doesn’t do different things, they just do things differently.”

Hasena Begam topper in Commerce stream

Staff Reporter

ABUL KALAM TALUKDAR the proud father of three children received a boost today with the declaration of High School Leaving Certificate and Higher Secondary Leaving Certificate results 2014. Two of his children have emerged with distinctions. His 10 year old daughter Hasena Negam has topped the HSSLC exams while his son is among the top 15 achievers in HSLC.
19 year old Hasena Begam, eldest of three siblings appeared for the Higher Secondary in Commerce stream at Holy Cross Higher Secondary School and made her parents proud by securing the top 1 (90.5%) position in the state with distinctions in Economics, Accountancy, Business Studies, Hindi and FMB.
In a brief interaction , Hasena Begam said her journey towards success was not an easy one. Her study hours since she joined the secondary schooling has always been an average of 4 hours daily which was increased to 18 hours during the final examination.
Hasena Begam who took only Accountancy tuition just for 3 days a week credited her teachers for her achievement.
Hasena Begam admitted the result has come as a pleasant surprise and an achievement that has made her dream come true by making her parents proud of her. Her only brother Sahajan Talukdar,a student of G. Mhiasiu School from class A-10 has not only made his parents proud by securing 15th position with 100 marks in Mathematics and Book Keeping . He also brought laurels to his school by breaking a stalemate in his school when he became the first student in the school to secure a rank in the top 20’s.
Hasena Begam dreams of becoming a magistrate in the near future and is is presently taking up Chartered Accountancy course while at the same time plans on pursuing her correspondence degree course in Commerce at Madras University. After this she plans on pursuing her LLB to achieve her dream.
Her message to her fellow friends and well wishers, “Give your best so that you can take best from your teachers and with their blessing success will always be at your feet.”

Takatemjen Pongen topper in Arts stream


FOR Takatemjen Pongen, who topped the Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate (HSSLC) examination 2014 in the Arts Stream out of a total of 9870 students who appeared for the same, his achievement comes as a combination of hard work, luck, a lot of blessings and answered prayers.
A student of Mezhur Higher Secondary School, Kohima (MHSS), Takatemjen scored a total 528 marks securing 88% with distinction in English, Alternative English, Political Science, History, Economics and Sociology.
When Eastern Mirror contacted him following the declaration of the HSSLC 2014 results by NBSE on Wednesday, the young topper was in his home town, Mokokchung. In a telephonic interview, he said that he could not believe when he first heard of his feat. “God has really helped me…I thank God for everything,” he humbly said. He also attributes his success to prayer and hard work.
Born to T. Chuba and Naro Pongen, Takatemjen is the youngest among four children. He secured the top 7 position in HSLC examination in 2012 and says that it was then that he received the encouragement from family and relatives to work harder to achieve greater heights. During a felicitation programme, I committed everything to the Lord and prayed for the opportunity to shine in my class 12 exam, he said.
When Takatemjen joined MHSS in Kohima, he enrolled into Bethany Boys’ Hostel, located near the school, as his parents lived in Mokokchung, and completed his higher secondary studies from there.
As per the hostel timing, he said he studied 1 hour in the morning and 3 in the evening daily, and took extra time to learn more when necessary. I live by the Bible verse, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge,” he asserted, adding he also believes that God really helps those who work hard.
He feels that most Nagas are very complacent when it comes to studies. He observes that though they have the potential to score high marks, they tend to keep their studies at bay until the last minute. We have the capability and so we must strive and work hard to seize our opportunities, he said.
The 18-year-old topper intends to pursue Political Science as a major at the tertiary level of education and hopes to become an administrator one day. He says he would like to change the orthodoxy in the system and work from the ground level, establishing person to person approach with the people at all levels.
The young topper acknowledged MHSS authorities, the teachers and staff for “the love and respect” they showed him, for the privileges and the nurturing that they gave him. “More than teacher-to-student guidance, they treated me like a son,” he said. He also mentioned his parents, family, relatives and friends, stating every word of encouragement and expectation from them pushed him to work harder and achieve what he had today.
On his college plans, Takatemjen said his parents are currently out of station and he will wait for them to return for discussion on the matter.

By EMN Updated: May 01, 2014 1:44:23 am