Being a professional and not adopting family business is the first choice of the Ludhiana students,a city famous for its elite business class,going by what the toppers of the Indian School Certificate (ISC) class XII exams,conducted by the ICSE board,have to say.
In non-medical stream,Mankirat Singh from Sacred Heart Higher Secondary Convent School,Urban Estate,topped the district with 94% marks. He was neither available in school nor on the phone.
Jassimran Saluja,a student of class XII from Sat Paul Mittal,topped the district in commerce with 93.5% score. She wants an elite job in the banking sector. I had an accounts phobia but something really attracted me towards banking, said Jassimran,whose father is a textile businessman while mother is a housewife.
While she believes that music and TV are good stress-busters,five-six hours of study daily was her success mantra for this score.
With 91.5% marks,Jasmine Sobti from Sacred Heart,Urban Estate,followed Saluja and stood second in commerce. I want to be a chartered accountant, she said.
With 88% marks in non-medical,Saiyam Kalia,a student of Sat Paul Mittal,has decided to be a lawyer. I know non-medical has nothing to do with it but I realised after selecting the stream that I want to be a lawyer, he said.
Ojas Thakur,who secured 87% in non-medical from Sat Paul Mittal School and is the son of Mona Thakur,principal of Ram Lal Bhasin Public School,said,I will be dropping a year to prepare for competitive exam as I aim to do engineering from IIT-Delhi or Mumbai.
In medical stream,Vidhi Bharti from Sacred Heart,Urban Estate,topped the district with 86% marks. Jubilant over the success,she said,Being a cardiologist is my aim and I am preparing for admission to a good medical college.