Saturday, May 22, 2010



Adieu To A Teacher!!!

The results of the CBSE class XIIth exams in respect of all the schools in the islands have been made available on 20 May, 2010. According to a press release issued by the Directorate of Education, the overall pass percentage of the students in the islands stood at 75.75% while for the government-run schools, the percentage was 73.14%. Out of the 4023 students who took the examinations this time, 3047 have come out successful, 717 have been placed in compartment and the remaining 256 have been declared failed.
The three schools, which have secured 100% result in the examination, include Govt. Sr. Sec School Malacca, Car Nicobar, Navy Children School, Port Blair and Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Panchavati, Middle Andaman. The students who secured the Top Ten positions in the islands are Nithya Nair of Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya (96.4%), who got the first rank as the Islands’ Topper, Arnab Biswas of Carmel Sr. Sec. School (96.0%) has stood second and Mayank Chadha of Kamaraj English Medium School (95.6%) has been placed on the third rank.
The remaining positions are as follows: Gaurav Chauhan of SSS Carmel (95.2%), Arjit Raj of GSSS Model (95.0%), Priyanka Sankaran of GSSS Model (94.4%), Sanjana Upadhyay of GSSS Model (94.0%), Deepti Kumar Paladugu of GSSS Model (93.2%), Pritam Mazumdar of Navy Children School (93.2%), Annu Janardhan of Navy Children School (93.%), Nitin Chandran of SSS Carmel (93.%), Varun Singh of GSSS Model (92.8%) and Praveen Ganesh of VKV (92.8%).
Meanwhile, the Principal Secretary (Higher Education) as also the senior officers of the Directorate of Education, A & N Administration have congratulated the heads of schools, toppers and their parents for bringing out good results, the release added.
Personally, it’s a matter of immense delight for me to see a girl student of the Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya, Port Blair, of which I have been a student of the very first batch way back in the eighties, securing the glorious first rank in the entire island territory. The august institution has been a stalwart alternative for the students of these far-flung islands who earlier had to make do with the slapdash herd of government-run schools and merely a couple of other private educational institutions.
It’s a truly refreshing feeling, nevertheless, to see the government-run Model Senior Secondary School doing exceedingly well this time producing most of the top-ranking students in the islands, under the sincerely proficient direction of the out-going Principal, an ever vivacious leader, Dr. Veena Parekh.
She is retiring on superannuation from an outstanding service on June, 30, 2010, emphatically establishing the fact that government-run institutions can work wonders if those managing them mean business and are devoutly dedicated. It’s now for her successors to uphold the refreshingly proud change that Dr. Parekh has brought about.
There couldn’t have been a better souvenir for her from her students than the enviable result they have come out with, at the twilight of her brilliant career as a devoted teacher with a persistently optimistic eye for a consummate future. Hearty congratulations to all the successful students and…
Thankful kudos and farewell to Dr. Veena Parekh!!!
News courtesy: The Daily Telegrams


  1. Hey... rare to see a successful government run schools/institutions.

    I just loved the blog man... WOuld love to make a visit some day...sigh!!

  2. @Jon Fairly true! Thanks for the kind admiration, dear Jon! Do visit some day for an experience of a lifetime...! See you back here soon. Cheers! :)

  3. Your writing style is impressive. As is the news ;-)

  4. @Vignesh Dhakshinamoorthy Thank you again, Vignesh! :) How's the standard of education in your place, by the way?

  5. it gives me immense pleasure to read this piece of information today.Incidentally Dr Veena was my teacher during 74to 76.A wonderful and warm person.

  6. @jimson:
    That's lovely to know about, dear Jimson! She was mine, too, while I was there in '78 to '84. Would like to know more about you and your experiences while here in the islands. See you back, soon, for more. Cheers! :-))

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