Toppers reveal how they studied amid Covid-19 pandemic, 2-G internet
At least 17 students shared the first position after securing 100 per cent marks in this year’s 10th standard examination conducted by Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education, the results of which were declared Friday.
Toppers who belong to different areas of Kashmir said that they faced various issues during Covid-19 lockdown and in absence of 4G internet services.
Seventeen students who secured first position include Rutba Javeed, Toiba Showkat, Noor‐Us‐Sabah, Gousia Farooq, Tayibah Anjum, Ibtisaam Naseer Tahir, Rounaq Dilshad, Tabasum Gulzar, Seerat Bashir, Jazib Javeed, Umer Manzoor, Tabiya Fayaz, Sadaf Rashid, Khujasta Younis, Anas Amin Mir, Suhaib Ahmad Reshi and Aatiq Javed Khan.
Officials said that 73 students shared second position with 498 marks while 13 shared the third position with 497 marks.
Toiba Showkat, a resident of Sarnal, Anantnag, a student of Radiant Public School who secured 500 out of 500 said that she was expecting above 490 marks but she never expected 500 out of 500.
“I was studying for just few hours on daily basis but never during night,” she said while thanking her teachers and parents for their support. “I want to become a doctor as it is the dream of my parents and I want to fulfill the dream of my parents. Marks doesn’t matter, what matters ultimately is how you serve the society.”
Tabasum Gulzar, a student of high School Watlar Lar in Ganderbal district who also secured 500 out of 500 said that she worked very hard for the examination but slow internet speed created lot of problems for her.
She requested all students that never ever try to put yourself in pressure, keep every challenge as simple as “you can and you will succeed only through your hard work and consistency.”
“The aim of my life is to become a doctor and through this profession I want to make my parents proud by serving to our society in a unique way,” she said.
Rutba Javaid, another topper from Fateh Kadal, Srinagar who is student of Kashmir Havard Habak said that Schools become first victims in Kashmir whenever there is anything untoward.
“Amid Covid-19 pandemic she studied at her home with a little support of her tuition teacher,” she said. “It was a really a bad experience if we talk about 2G internet as it would take one full day to download videos sent by teachers.”
Anas Amin, another topper from Khanyar ,Srinagar said that he faced various problems due to 2G internet services and it were his teachers who used to call him and other students to teach them.
“Self-studying is very must and studying only during exam time won’t work. We must study every day, he said adding that “I want to become a cardiologist and serve my society in a better way for which there is lot of support of my parents and other relatives.”
Saqib Rahim, another topper from Shopian said that he faced lot of hardships because of internet connectivity issues and it was only possible through support of parents and teachers to secure 500 out of 500.
“To achieve any dream, there is no need to become a bookworm but consistency is must besides that we must take part in sports activities and become an all rounder in life,” he beamed.