KOLKATA: Covid-19 shouldn’t be the one problem that among the college students who had appeared in ICSE and ISC exams needed to face this yr. Many, like Harsh Gupta and Pranay Mittal, needed to take the insurmountable lack of their close to ones of their stride in the midst of their careerdefining exams. Each have emerged from their powerful occasions with flying colors and are actually looking forward to pursue their goals.


Days earlier than his accountancy examination, Harsh’s life got here crashing down. The Beliaghata teenager learnt that his father didn’t survive an enormous cardiac arrest whereas travelling to Chennai in a practice. It took a while for his father’s physique to be introduced again to Kolkata from Chennai. On the day of cremation, he had his ISC accountancy examination. Harsh went to the crematorium first. By midday, he accomplished the rituals and reached his college for the accountancy papers by 1:30pm.

“My father at all times needed me to pursue my goals of being a chartered accountant. Now that he’s no extra, I’ve an even bigger accountability to make that dream come true. His inspiration has stored me going,” Harsh stated. He received an 85.2% rating, which, based on him, ‘may have been extra’. However he’s pleased with the end result. Harsh now desires to enrol in a Kolkata school and observe his CA goals.

Harsh’s schoolmate at The Heritage Faculty, Pranay, too, confronted an analogous ordeal. Pranay had simply accomplished his financial paper in ISC and stepped out from the examination centre when he received a name. He was advised that his father was no extra. His father stayed in Dhanbad. Pranay’s uncle reached his college, picked him up they usually drove to Dhanbad. The day was February 17. In three days, Pranay had his subsequent examination.

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In Dhanbad, Pranay accomplished his father’s final rites. He returned to Kolkata and appeared for his examination on February 20. On Friday, Pranay learnt that he received a 95% within the best-of-four topics. Pranay, for now, desires to convey his mom to Kolkata, get himself enrolled within the commerce course in St Xavier’s School. He desires to pursue his school schooling within the morning and within the night, he desires to assist his household by offering on-line tuitions. “My mother and father have at all times labored onerous in order that I and my elder brother — who’s now learning chartered accountancy in Kolkata — can pursue our goals. I needed to overcome the shock and seem for my exams. The household was the supply of energy,” he stated. Pranay stays in Kakurgachhi together with his elder brother.

The Heritage Faculty principal Seema Sapru stated, “There braveness and grit has been exemplary and can encourage others. Each Harsh and Pranay had confronted private tragedies and appeared for the examinations. In a single case, I had together with the varsity counsellor spoken to one in all them to clarify that it was their father’s dream to see them succeed. And it’s what they may at all times need from them. Now it was their accountability to pursue it. That they did with lots of dedication.”

Sanradhya Bhowmik, a Rammohan Mission pupil, had received towards Covid final month. On Friday, he additionally cleared his ISC examinations with 90% marks. had battled the dreaded virus in June. He was probably contaminated after an in depth member of the family examined Covid constructive. Samaradhya, nonetheless, by no means misplaced hope. He was in dwelling isolation and caught to the Covid protocol on docs advise. He has since recovered and learnt this morning about his rating. “It feels incredible. I had hoped to get a greater rating however given the circumstances, I’m pleased with it. It has been a really anxious anticipate us. Nevertheless, after at the moment, we are able to look forward with lots of hope,” he stated.