Tanishq Tongbram, who shared second position in the Manipur class 10 board examination, which results were declared on Friday, said she relied on virtual study for most part of her preparations for the High School Leaving Certificate examination due to the COVID-19 pandemic conditions in the state.
"Many youths today are spoilt and have been wasting their time and energy in accessing the internet, mobile phone and social media... But all these have their advantages and the present generation should be wise enough while using it," she said when asked about her preparation for the board examination.
The HSLC examination was conducted by the Board of Secondary Education, Manipur (BoSEM) from April 5 to May 11, 2022. Tanishq Tongbram and Nongmaithem Dhanajeet of Heritage Convent, Uripok shared second position in Manipur HSLC examination 2022 with 585 marks each. The first position was secured by Rahul Laishram of Catholic School, Canchipur with 586 marks.
Menaka Huidrom of Eureka Academy, Thounaojam and Jesia Khwairakpam of Ratankumar Memorial School, Kwakeithel Heinoukhongnembi shared the third position with 584 marks.
During an interaction with media persons after the results were announced, Tanishq said that she was overwhelmed with joy and happiness after receiving the news that she got second position in the HSLC examination 2022. “I was fully confident of bagging a position but never expected to be ranked in the top three,” she said.
Coming from a humble background, Tanishq Tongbram is the daughter of Tongbram Robinson, a Havaldar in Home Guard, and Tongbra Poonam Devi, a housewife, from Sagolband Tera Lukram Leirak.
Tanishq did her schooling from Heritage Convent, Uripok from preparatory classes till class X. Therefore, Tanishq hailed and extended her heartfelt gratitude to her school and teachers; she also credited her family members for their support, resulting in her achieving second position.
The topper said that she would like to continue her studies in science, but to join the IFS is her dream. She aspires to serve the country by joining the Indian Foreign Service (IFS) in the future.
All 25 toppers, this time, are students from private and aided schools.