FROM A CORRESPONDENT
Tura, May 23: The neglected plain belt area of Garo hills, which cries for good educatiol facilities, has proved yet again that motivated children can do well with limited resources.
Maik Debth of Bhaitbari Higher Secondary School, who secured fifth position in the merit list of the class X board results has demonstrated that students from remote schools also has the caliber and might to be amongst the “prominent” and “elite” schools.
His father Chanchal Debth is science and math teacher at a remote school in Chokchokia, while his mother Shibani Debth teaches at Bhaitbari Bengali LP School.
Jubilation erupted in the backward area of Bhaitbari with school authorities and residents coming together to honour Maik, who has made the region of plain belt proud.
“I am very happy with the outcome of the examition. I dedicate my success to almighty, teachers and my parents”, Maik said.
He aspires to be a doctor and would pursue his studies outside the region.
“There was no shortcut to success”, he added while stating that it is important to understand concept of particular subjects rather than root memorization. “I use to study regularly for eight hours. Without studying we cannot do magic to top examition”, a confident Maik said.
Last year, a student from Phulbari Anuj Kundu had secured first position in the exam.
The overall pass percentage of West Garo Hills is 34.31% and seven students from the district maged to be in the top 20-merit list. While Bregam Chejring N. Marak from Holy Family Secondary School, Rongjeng in East Garo Hills secured 15 position and made the region proud. The overall pass percentage of Garo hills district is dismal, when compared to Khasi-Jaintia hills.