Muscat: Sharing their success mantra, toppers of the CBSE Class 12 examinations from Indian schools in Oman revealed that it was "hard work" and "support" from their parents and teachers that had won them the top spots.
Tanvi Gupta of Indian School Muscat (ISM) and Rutwij Mohan Hoshing of Indian School Ghubra (ISG), who scored the highest among all schools in Oman, earning 97.4 per cent in science subjects, are proud of their performance.
Tanvi said, "I am delighted with my result. I want to express my gratitude to all my teachers and the principal as well as my parents for their constant support, guidance and, most of all, their blessings. Without them, it would not have been possible. I am glad that I have done my school proud."
Rutwij feels satisfied that his efforts have borne fruit. "I would like to thank my parents and teachers for their guidance and support. I realise that it is a long road ahead to become a successful computer professional and will stick to my mantra of putting in the necessary effort and not worrying about the results," he stressed.
An elated Indian School Wadi Kabir (ISWK) science topper Milap Sheth said, "Two years of hard work made me confident. I want to study computer science; it is a field that can help us live a better life."
An overjoyed Indian School Darsait (ISD) science topper Gokul Balakrishnan noted, "I thank the teachers for their guidance and the principal for her inspiration."
Indian School Ibri's Stacy D'Souza commented, "Every little decision that I have taken has added to my success today. I feel on top of the world. My hard work has finally paid off. I have successfully climbed the first step towards becoming a medical student."
Indian School Sur's science topper Heena Arshad is delighted that she got the result she had dreamt of and worked hard for it.
"I want to thank the Almighty for the success. I would also like to thank my parents and teachers, who have always supported me. I wish to keep working hard and to work my way into a good university to serve the humanity."
Flynn George, who scored the highest in ISG's commerce subjects, said, "I am completely overwhelmed and, I should say, still uncertain about whether it is real. I thank the Almighty, my teachers and everyone who supported me for this wonderful thing."
Lakshaya Soin and Shahama Abul Kalam, who shared the honours for the highest grades in ISM's commerce subjects, expressed their delight as well.
Happy with this tremendous achievement, Shahama noted, "I would like to thank God, my parents, and my teachers, without whom, this would have been impossible. Becoming a topper has given me great confidence and determination. It is indeed a 'dream come true' for a student like me. I'm planning to pursue a degree in accounting and finance."
Lakshaya remarked, "There were times when I doubted myself. But there are people who believed in me, even when I didn't believe in myself. And in the end, that's what made the difference. When you have people who have faith in you, results present themselves."
ISD's commerce topper Prestline Jose stated that she owed her impressive performance to her alma mater.
Joash Saldanha, ISWK's commerce topper, said, "I can't express how happy I am. My joy knows no bounds. It was surely worth the wait.
But this is not the end. My journey starts from here. My teachers, parents and friends have always supported me, and I shall always be grateful to them.
ISM's Shreya Shreeraman, who hit the highest score in the humanities, declared, "It's a great feeling to be a topper. It is an incredible surprise, especially because I came home after each of my exams unsure of how I had fared. Thankfully, my results turned out much better than I had expected. As for my future plans, I am looking at literature and psychology as possible majors. I would also like to further my interest in music alongside academics."
Eeta Jain of Indian School Sur, who wants to pursue medicine, noted, "I want to save lives and feel the bliss of bringing smiles to the faces of people around me. I am now appearing for various pre-medical entrance exams and hoping to get into a well-established college soon."