Bengal HS exam topper wants to help street children in future

PTIUpdated: Friday, June 10, 2022, 07:21 PM IST
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Kolkata: Higher Secondary examination topper Adhisha Debsarma, who gained 498 marks out of 500 in this year's plus two board exams, said that she wants to work for the benefit of street children in the future.

The student, from Dinhata Soni Devi Jain High School in Cooch Behar district, told reporters that she would like to opt for either Mathematics honors or optical engineering for future studies.

"I want to do something for street children. Whenever I go out, I am baffled by their conditions and compare my condition with them," Debsarma said.

She said she was confident of good results but did not know it would be "so good".

"I am happy to make my school proud," Debsarma said. In her spare time, she practices classical dance and loves to recite and strum a guitar.

Avik Das, one of the four candidates having secured third rank (496), said he is preparing for NEET exams (Medical) to be held in July.

Das, a student of Katwa Kashiram Das Institution in Purba Bardhaman district, said he loves to watch films by Aamir Khan and play cricket.

Rohit Sen, another third-rank holder who studied at Patha Bhavan High School in Kolkata, said he wishes to study economics in the future. He is an avid reader of detective stories.

Barsha Parvin, who cycled to Silbari Hat High School seven kilometres away from her home in a remote part of Alipurduar district, secured the sixth position along with 31 others obtaining 493 marks.

"I want to be a West Bengal Civil Service officer," said Parvin whose father works as a construction worker in another state.

An estimated 88.44 percent of 7,20,862 candidates passed the West Bengal Higher Secondary Examinations (class 12) the results of which were declared on Friday.

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