PUDUCHERRY: The toppers of the SSLC examination here are dreaming big to make a mark in life choosing different disciplines as their future course of study.
Adesh D, who scored 499 (French) wants to become a doctor to serve the poor and needy. A student of Immaculate Heart of Mary HSS, Ariankuppam, Adesh said he did not expect rank, but was sure to get around 490. Adesh said there was no restrictions on him by his parents, father Devapalan, a grocery merchant, and mother Rudra, and added that he studied the course without any tuition.
Harshini A of St Joseph of Cluny GHSS, who shared the first spot scoring 499, said she would aim at pursuing engineering as her career option. A beaming Harshini, who was accompanied by her father Dr V Adimoulame, joint director with the Directorate of Economics and Statistics and mother Pramila Adimoulame, profusely thanked principal Roselyn and other members of the teaching community for rendering all assistance.
Sithartha Sourya V S of Petit Seminaire HSS, who scored 499 to share the first rank, said he would be choosing a course to fulfill his aim of becoming a computer engineer. Sithartha Sourya said his parents, Saravanan, a data entry operator with the IT department and mother Leelavathi, a private school teacher, did not put pressurise him to study at any point of time. He was free to watch IPL matches late night and indulge in sports activities.
Shamseer S of Petit Seminaire, HSS, who shared the second rank with 498 wants to become a civil servant (IAS) after completing a course in medicine. Shamseer is the only son of Syed Mustafa, a private company employee, and Balkis, a PWD employee.
Kabilesh R of Petit Seminaire HSS, (498) is keen on becoming a doctor while Prrashanthi V S of St Patrick HSS, (498) wants to become an engineer. J Yasmin, the St Joseph of Cluny GHSS student who shared the third rank (497) with eight others, wants to become an engineer like her father Jaleel, who works with the PWD. Mother Hattizabi, who accompanied her daughter to thank the principal Roselyn, said her daughter scored centum in French, maths and science while she scored 98 and 99 in English and social sciences, respectively. The topper among government schools, Gayathri K G of Girls HSS, Kadirkamam, (494) told Express that she was keen on a career on medicine after opting for biology in Plus Two.
Three Hog Limelight
The spotlight was on three students, who took Tamil as language and found a place among the third rank holders.
It was a double delight for Amalorpavam Higher Secondary School student Vasanth V (497), as he was announced the third rank holder in Tamil Nadu list and also among the eight, who shared the third rank in Puducherry region. Other Puducherry students, who figured in TN State list are Shameera Begum A of Subramani Bharathi HSS, Thirukkanur and C Deepika of St Patrick HSS.