Meghalaya: MBOSE Commerce and Science toppers speak about their success
Speaking to reporters here in the city, Nag said, “Offline classes are much better. We had to always use smartphones, and it has affected our eyes and even mental health. Going to school and attending classes is a completely different experience.”
By Daiaphira Kharsati
Debraj Nag of Laban Bengalee Boys’ Higher Secondary School, Shillong, who topped the class 12 Commerce stream result that was declared on Friday, pointed that offline classes are better than online classes.
Nag said that excessive use of smartphones for attending online classes affects health, and he preferred offline mode of education.
Speaking to reporters here in the city, Nag said, “Offline classes are much better. We had to always use smartphones, and it has affected our eyes and mental health. Going to school and attending classes is a completely different experience.”
Accompanied by his mother who was overjoyed with her son's performance, the soft-spoken boy was all smiles at his performance. He owed his success to his parents and the school teachers.
He said that he did not have any clue about the results as this year the classes were conducted online.
As for his future plans, Nag will pursue his graduation following which he will opt for Chartered Accountancy or Financial Advisor course.
Meanwhile, the vice-principal of the school, Jona Goswami informed that Nag comes from a humble background but is exceptionally dignified. He had secured the 19th rank in the Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC).
Goswami said, “The fees and all that was concerned, most of it was arranged from the school because of the lockdown. Some teachers took special care without anything monetary. The guidance went beyond school hours.”
“It is our moral duty to see that he stands on his feet. Today, he is being helped, tomorrow he will help others. So, in that way, the chain goes on in the society to make it a better place,” added Goswami.
Science topper speaks
Meanwhile, topper from the science stream, Rachoita Das of St. Anthony’s Higher Secondary School said that working hard and staying consistent is key to her success.
“At the end of the day, it is important to hope for the best because no matter what it seems, it just works out in the end if you just keep on trying and do not stop,” she said, adding that she plans to take up computer science.
“There were online exams back in school and that was strange because I have never really done anything like that before, but the board exams were offline and that was okay,” she said.
Das said that working hard does play a role but given the online classes scenario, she said that students who live in rural areas or have bad networks do face difficulties.
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