From our Staff Reporter
DIBRUGARH, June 15: Two students of Dibrugarh managed to bring honour to their respective schools and the town by securing the fifth and sixth positions in the HSLC examination, the results of which were declared today.
Ashisha Sonowal of St Mary’s School scored 563 and was placed fifth in the state. She is the daughter of Tipuram Sonowal and Minima Bora Sonowal, a nurse at Khowang PHC. Talking to The Sentinel, the 16-year old said that she had expected to secure a rank. Revealing about her preparations, she said that she used to study ten to twelve hours daily apart from going for private tuitions in all the subjects. With the aim of becoming a doctor, Ashisha will take up Science stream and plans to study at Salt Brook Academy. She thanked God and gave the credit of her result to her parents, teachers and headmistress of the school. The young girl said that hard work, regular and thorough study is essential for success. She also mentioned that the ability to memorize is important. Meanwhile, the Sonowal Kachari Autonomous Council has announced financial aid of one lakh rupees to Ashisha Sonowal and assured all help to her in future.
Trishna Baruah of Little Flower School secured the sixth rank with 562 marks. She is the daughter of Rohan Baruah, a school teacher, and Lupika Baruah, an LIC agent, who are residents of 2 No. Padum Nagar in Dibrugarh. A trained singer, she used to study for eight to nine hours and took private tuitions during her tenth standard in four subjects, Mathematics, Advanced Mathematics, English and Assamese.
When asked whether she had expected to get a rank, Trishna said that her teachers were confident that she would get one. She plans to continue her higher studies in Arts stream and try for Indian Civil Services.
The teenager said that she was able to do well because of her parents, teachers, friends and neighbours.
According to her, the effort of all and her parents to give her the right environment as well as their support helped her. The rank holder said that what matters most is the quality of study put in rather than the quantity.
The headmistress of the school, Victoria Nunes, said that Trishna Baruah has been a consistent, hard working and sincere student all through.
The overall pass percentage of Dibrugarh district was 71.94. 12,265 students sat for HSLC exam and 8,823 passed, 1,595 in first division, 3,058 in second division and 4,170 in third division.