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Off the beaten track: Two city students make it to top 10 from Commerce stream

Kolkata: Two students featuring on the merit list of 137 candidates in the Higher Secondary Examination stand out as they managed to make it to the top 10 pursuing Commerce. Komal Singh of National High School in Kolkata and Kamal Shaw of Gyan Bharati Vidyapith (Boys) have both come first in Commerce and have bagged the tenth spot on the merit list by securing 486 out of 500.

"I want to make a career as a Chartered Accountant (CA) and would prefer to do my higher studies in Kolkata. Last minute mugging up of lessons

do not help. I studied from the very beginning of the session," said Komal Singh.

A resident of Jote Shibrampur in Maheshtala, Komal is a die-hard fan of Mahendra Singh Dhoni and loves to play Badminton. "I had training in Kathak dance but had to stop it from Class XI to concentrate more on my studies. I did not follow any specific hours for study but studied regularly. My parents and my teachers have been very supportive and I dedicate my success to them," she added.

Komal had secured 89 percent in Madhyamik and has managed to increase her percentage to 97.2 in HS Examination.

Economics teacher of National High School Aditi Bagchi said the school has been performing well particularly in the Commerce stream for the last few years, but it is for the first time when someone has made it to the merit list. "She is a very good student and we had not been able to put any red mark in her exercise books," she added.

Kamal Shaw of Gyan Bharati Vidyapith (Boys) in North Kolkata said that following classes in school on a regular basis has been the key behind his success. Shaw, who has drastically improved his marks, had secured 78 percent in Madhyamik.

"I want to become a CA and would love to work in Bengaluru. I feel there is more scope there than in Kolkata. I am indebted to my parents who have been very supportive," he said.

Another die-hard fan of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Kamal will not be missing a single match of India in the ensuing World Cup.

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