SINGING AND PAINTING HELPED ME DESTRESS : ALL INDIA TOPPER
While most class 12 students remained glued to their books between March and April, the all-india topper in the Central Board of Secondary Examinations’ class 12 examination continued to pursue her hobbies. “Unlike others, I did not discontinue my hobbies during the exams. In fact singing and painting helped me distress after studies,” M Gayathri told HT.
A student of New Green Field School in south Delhi’s Saket, Gayatri scored 99.20% in the all-india examination, with a perfect score in three out of the five subjects that she appeared for.
She managed to score a 100 each in mathematics, accountancy and business studies, and 98 out of 100 in economics and English.
Speaking if her performance, Promita Prabhakar, the principal of New Green Field School in Saket, said, “We always knew that she will outdo our expectations. We were confident that she will score well and looked up her results first. She is a quiet but focused student.”
Gayathri is a trained Carnatic singer and takes lessons for Tanjavur painting.
Gayatri wants to become a chartered accountant (CA) and has already started preparing for the entrance exam scheduled in June.
“Everybody wants an admission in the Delhi University. I am sure it is a great place to be in but that’s not my aim. I want to become a CA and and I will resume my studies after the celebrations are over,” she said.
SHE SAYS SHE WANTS TO BECOME A CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT, HAS ALREADY STARTED PREPARING FOR THE EXAMINATION