Ananta Saklani swears that disciplineated time management is a mantra for her success, in class 10 of the Uttarakhand Board of School Education (UBSE).She wants to serve the nation and become a civil servant.
The 16-year-old from Nathuawala, Dehradun, Saraswati Vidya Mandir Internship College (SVMIC) topped with 99 percent and received 495 marks of 500.
“I’ve studied at least eight to ten hours and given every subject equal time,” the topper said, adding that she’s never took coaching and that her result is self-study.
As I depended solely on self-studies and some teachers ‘ support, I never had pressure at the last minute in the board test, “Ananta said.
Although it was hoping to be on the list of merits, it never dreamed to being a topper. “I’ve been working hard and I have been looking for a good result, but it was a surprise,” she said.
Her father Prashant Saklani and Sunita Saklani’s mother are both professors in the department of state education. Her studies were supported by their guidance and peaceful environment. “Although they are teachers, they were unable to assist me in the studies. I’ve also a younger brother. But they gave me guidance to study,” she said.
Her father who heard of his daughter’s outcome on cloud nine said he always knew his daughter’s score was high, but it wasn’t something they had expected to be the state topper.
The preferred subjects of Ananta are mathematics and English, and she secured 100 percent in both subjects. It aims to take on Class 11 chemistry, mathematics and physics.
She attributes her success to the help provided by her teachers. “My school authorities and teachers were very helpful. I could even approach them at midnight for clearing doubts.She used to come to school to assist me on days when there were no regular classes. I owe them a lot, “she told them.
“She’s our most successful student. We had high hopes and knew she was going to bring laurels. She focuses not only on studies, but also on extracurricular activities. She’s a good dancer. The school’s principal Ved Prakash Sharma said we are proud of their achievements.
In the same school she believes teachers would help her in her class 12 training, Ananta intends to continue her higher studies.