North Bengal districts witness stellar results
Darjeeling: North Bengal districts fared well in the results of Madhyamik Examination, with students especially girls securing high ranks.
Girls from Alipurduar and Cooch Behar have secured the 2nd position jointly, while a girl from Raiganj has secured the third position. There are others from North Bengal having secured ranks jointly among the top ten.
Shreyashi Paul of Falakata Girls' High School, Alipurduar and Debasmita Saha of Ila Devi Girls' High School, Toofangunj, Cooch Behar, have jointly stood second, with 691 marks out of 700.
Camelia Roy, who has stood third, is a student of Raiganj Girls' High School in Uttar Dinajpur district. She has scored 689 out of 700.
Aritra Saha of Barobisha High School in Alipurduar has ranked fourth with 687 out of 700. "I want to do research in Neurology or cancer in future. I studied 7 to 8 hours a day. I love cricket and discussing politics as well," stated Saha.
Gayatri Modak of Ila Devi Girls' High School secured 7th position with 684 marks, while Shahnawaz Alam of Cooch Behar and Sayantan Basak of Gangarampur have jointly secured the 8th position with 683. Joyesh Rai of Alipurduar secured the 9th position with 682, whereas Sanchari Chakroborty of Raiganj bagged the 10th rank with 681.
Though not among the first 10, Ayesha Biswas has managed to keep the dreams of her parents alive by securing 565 out of 700, thereby proving that with determination and sincerity one can overcome the hurdle of poverty.
Ayesha is a student of Buddha Bharati School of Hyderpara in Siliguri. Her father sells vegetables, while her mother is a housewife. "My parents took a lot of trouble to ensure that I continue my studies. In order to continue higher studies, I will require financial assistance. I want to take up humanities and become a teacher," stated Biswas.
The school caters largely to students from the economically weaker sections of the society.
"Despite battling abject poverty, there is an urge to do well among the students. We have 17 students who have secured 1st division from the school. Partha Pratim Das has secured 574 out of 700 from our school," stated headmaster of the school Swapnendu Nandy.