Meet the toppers | 12th

The results of class 12th board examinations have been declared. Ibrahim Wani profiles the merit holders at KashmirLife.net

Sidra shaheen
Binish Qadri
Shuja Shabir

All the merit holders in the class 12th results declared on January 20th reflect a story of hard work and diligence. All of them have not only set new benchmarks but also reflect on a new breed of youngsters from the valley with the promise of a bright tomorrow. All of them harbour big dreams of contributing to the society.

Sidra Shaheen who secured a phenomenal 98 percent in the Commerce stream hopes on becoming a Chartered Accountant. A student of the New Convent Higher Secondary School she is currently in Jammu preparing for the Chartered Accountancy entrance exams. She feels that

her performance in the exam is the result of sustained effort through out the year, “I used to study 2-3 hours everyday and wasted no time”. She says that when she chose commerce stream against the popular trend of going with science subjects she wanted to break the convention and show people that there are other career options.

Shuja Shabir –the topper in Science also believes that sustained study through out the year is important. He secured 97.2 percent marks and harbours aims of qualifying for the IITs for which he is undergoing a crash coaching course in Kota, Rajasthan. A student of the Tyndalle Biscoe School, he feels that his parents, teachers and friends had an important role to play, “they supported me through out”.

Shuja has made important observations while attending coaching classes for IIT. He feels that most of the students in Kashmir concentrate on class 11th and 12th marks when they should be preparing for national entrance exams. “The students here start preparing for competitive classes right from the class 11th and don’t give much attention to the board exams. Class 12th Marks are not going to count much. The aim should be that we should learn for the future. Better is to prepare for entrance exams”.

Binish Qadri topped in the arts stream. A student of Government Higher Secondary Kothibagh, she aims to qualify civil services. “I want to serve the society and help people”, says Binish who has an active interest in knowing about history. she was also was also the Student President of her school and participated actively in the co-curricular activities. About her choice of arts as a subject she says, “No subject is inferior to any other subject. Every subject has its scope and importance for the society”.

All the toppers were of the opinion that there is no secret to good performance in an exam other than hardwork and intelligent time management.


Alex Smart Said, "Pass hasa hey, chus be 12th paas hasa hey, moth cham diwaan maas hasa pass hasa hey"

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