Anushka and Sonakshi Bhushan just can’t stop smiling after they came to know their Class XII results. Students of Humanities of Bhavan Vidyalaya, Sector 27, they shared the second rank in tri-city with 98 per cent. While Sonakshi was back home in Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh to be with her mother, Anushka celebrated the occasion at her home in Zirakpur.
“I want to pursue Law from a good college, so I’m preparing for the entrance exams. The second option would be to study Mass Communication and step into journalism,” says Anushka, quickly adding, that her father Anupam Kumar, who works in a leading media organisation in Delhi, inspired her to chose the second option.
When she is not studying, Anushka spends her time singing or swimming. When asked about her preparation for boards, she says, she deactivated all her online media accounts three months before the Board exams. “I parted with my smartphone and started using a basic phone, which only allowed me to make calls. It indeed saved a lot of time,” she smiled.
While Anushka quit online networking sites, her batch-mate, Sonakshi Bhushan says spending time on online networking sites, rather acted as a stress-buster. “I was staying in a PG, away from my mother, so it was only through these networking sites which helped me remain connected with my mother and friends. It helped me ease the exam stress,” she says.
Sonakshi wants to pursue Honors in Political Science from Delhi University and become an IAS officer. “I had worked very hard for board exams, and put in consistent efforts. I wanted to perform well, and I’m happy that I did,” she says.
The third rank in the Tricity was shared by three girls two from Commerce stream, while one was from Humanities with 97.4 % each. While Mehak Sharma, from Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 16 and Hitasha from Carmel Convent School, Sector 9 were from Commerce, Anupriya Dhonchak from Bhavan Vidyalaya is from Humanities.
Mehak who aspires to become a Chartered Accountant says he loves singing, and listening to good music, which helps her relieve exam stress. “Music is also my favorite subject, I secured 100 in music as well,” she smiles.
In Medical Science stream, Ishita from Shishu Niketan Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 22-D took the lead with 97 per cent. Aspiring to become a doctor, she is preparing for her pre-medical entrance examinations and wants to pursue MBBS from AIIMS, Delhi.