Aakanksha N Bhardwaj
Tribune News Service
Jalandhar, July 10
Shivam Bhagat, Ananya Malhotra and Shrey Kumar topped the ICSE Class X examinations with 98.6 per cent marks while Yadwinder Singh Nagra and Sidharth Jojra bagged the first and second positions in the city by scoring 94.50 per cent and 93 per cent marks in the ISC Class XII examinations, the results of which were declared by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) here on Friday.
The toppers were excited over the results as amid the pandemic, the students did not go to classrooms to attend lectures. Rather they attended online classes, so the declaration of the results came as a relief from the usual boredom which they were experiencing.
Shivam Bhagat, who wants to become a software engineer, has opted for the non-medical stream. “I want perfection in my profession, for which I had started working hard when I was in Class VII. I started learning about JAVA, HTML, etc. Besides, over the years, I have learnt many languages,” Bhagat shared. The topper loves to draw sketches in his free time. While Bhagat’s father Rakesh Kumar is an officiating principal at a government college, his mother is a government schoolteacher.
Another topper Ananya, who has opted for the commerce stream, wants to join Sri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) for which she is working hard. “I have always believed that quality, not quantity, matters. If I studied for four hours in a day, I would always do it with full concentration,” exudes Ananya. She said, “In my free time, I like to do blogging and write poetry.” Ananya’s mother is an officer in an insurance company while her father is a zonal manager of Punjab and Sind Bank.
Shrey Kumar aspires to become a cardiologist and wants to serve humanity. He has opted for the medical stream. He said because of the pandemic, there was a little problem in studying, but still he was managing the same. Talking about his routine, he said he never took studies as a burden and continued to do exercise even during the exams. “I usually studied at nights,” he said. His father Gagandeep is a professor at DAV University and his mother is a headmistress at a government school.
Class XII toppers
Yadwinder Singh Nagra, a topper in the non-medical stream, is a champion in discus throw. He wants to do BA economics honours from Punjab University. Son of a businessman, Yadwinder is reading mystery and fictional novels these days. Sidharth Jojra who bagged 93 per cent marks in the medical stream did self-study.
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