Defying the common practice of special coaching, Laishram Chirah Singh created a significant milestone to become the first fresher to claim the title of Manipur state topper in NEET UG 2023. He secured an All-India Rank of 2871 in the NEET UG 2023 with a remarkable score of 670 out of 720.
Born to one L Boeing Singh, an IIT professor, and Th Bizu Devi hailing from Nambol in Bishnupur district, Chirah was an above average student during his higher secondary education.
However, with consistent effort and a strategic approach, Chirah proved that success in competitive examinations is attainable without any special coaching.
He scored an impressive 81.8 per cent in the HSC Examination 2023 from Herbert School, Imphal, Chirah.
Speaking exlusively to the Imphal Free Press, Chirah revealed how he busted exam stress and the secret to his success in the board examination. He credited his accomplishment to regular study habits and the practice of appearing for frequent mock tests.
Reflecting on his study routine, Chirah shared that he focused on weak areas by analysing the results of his mock tests. By identifying areas that require improvement, he effectively managed exam stress.
Chirah also mentioned his fondness for music, which provides a soothing escape during intense study sessions. He enjoyed playing video games, listening to music, and quality time spent with his family.
Elaborating on his study method, Chirah emphasised reading books based on chapters rather than fixed hours. Each day, he plans his tasks upon waking up, ensuring a structured and productive approach to his studies.
Although not every plan goes smoothly, Chirah believes maintaining a consistent routine is highly beneficial to excel in studies.
Although Chirah expressed regret over his All India Rank of 2871, considering it relatively low, he felt proud and delighted over the fact that his score was the highest ever achieved by a Manipur state topper in the NEET examination till date.
Encouraging fellow aspirants from Manipur, he expressed the hope that they would perform even better in future exams.
He expressed regret for the aspirants who missed the 2023 examination due to the prevailing unrest situation in the state.
Maintaining a sense of humility, Charah assured that despite his success, he would not distance himself from the public and pledged to dedicate his medical services to the people of Manipur once he becomes a doctor.
Acknowledging the support he received, Chirah attributed his success to the dedicated faculty of Herbert School and expressed heartfelt gratitude to his parents for their unwavering support throughout his academic journey.
On Saturday, in recognition of his remarkable achievement, Chirah was felicitated by the authorities of Herbert School. He was presented with a cheque of Rs 1 lakh and a citation, as a token of appreciation for his exemplary accomplishment from the school authority.
Further, Chirah also interacted with the students of the school, inspiring and motivating them to pursue their dreams no matter how difficult the situation in the state is.
Manipur is currently faced with crisis situation since the outbreak of ethnic clash between the Meitei and the Kuki communities in several parts of the state on May 3. The series of events that unfolded has left over hundred people dead, over 300 others injured and several places of worship and houses burned.
The burning down of villages and houses has rendered nearly 50,000 people, including thousands of students, homeless and displaced. Indefinite curfew is imposed in violence-hit areas and internet remained suspended all across the state. Owing to it, students in the state are facing untold hardship and their academic progress is being hampered and their future now lies at stake.