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South & North Dinajpur students make a mark

Balurghat: Four students including two girls from South Dinajpur and two boys from North Dinajpur have ranked within top 10 in the Higher Secondary merit list, the result of which was published on Friday.

In South Dinajpur, Nayanika Roy and Pratyusha Saha, both from Balurghat LMAU Vidyalaya, scored 485 and 482 marks bagging sixth and ninth positions respectively.

In North Dinajpur, Sayan Kumar Das from Islampur High School scored 487 marks and claimed the fourth position while Rupam Paul from Raiganj Coronation High School bagged 481 in aggregate and ranked 10th in the merit list.

Sayan said the entire credit of his success goes to his parents, schoolteachers and private tutors. "They have contributed enormously to what I have achieved so far despite my efforts," he added. He was expecting to score around 470 to 475 marks.

An ardent listener of Indian classical music, Sayan wants to be a researcher in future. Rupam Paul, on the other hand, wants to be an engineer.

Nayanika, who scored 98 in English wants to be a teacher in the same subject in future. Now, she wants to get admission in Jadavpur. She used to study six to seven hours a day while her father, a primary school teacher, helped her in her studies.

"I'm really grateful to my father and without his contribution, the success I achieved wouldn't have been possible. English literature is my favourite subject and I want to carry on with it in future," Nayanika told Millennium Post.

Pratyusha's favourite subject is Chemistry. She scored 95 on that particular subject and wants to take admission in Jadavpur. Her favourite pastime is reading storybooks.

Answering a question about the contribution of private tutors in her success, she said: "There were nine tutors for me. Besides, the school teachers also helped me a lot."

Hailing the successful students' feat, the school headmaster of Balurghat LMAU Vidyalaya, Abhijit Mukherjee, said: "Nayanika and Pratyusha were successful as they were very disciplined and studied intensively. We are proud of their success."

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