MARGAO/PANJIM: Margao-based Tanvi Nadkarni, a student of Don Bosco Higher Secondary School, Panjim, has scored 92.5 per cent in the Goa Higher Secondary School Examination in the Commerce stream.
An all-rounder and a meritorious student, Tanvi is a very enthusiastic sportswoman and has excelled in varied sports such as Taekwondo, football, diving and others. She passed ICSE with 91 per cent from Manovikas English High school in Margao in 2010.
So keen was she on pursuing her sporting interests that she chose to join Don Bosco, Panjim despite living in Margao as they had a strong sports culture.
Tanvi hold a 3rd Dan black belt in Taekwondo and has won medals for India and
Goa in various competitions.
In April 2012, she clinched the Gold medal in the U-29 category at the all India National Taekwondo Poomsae Championship and was selected to represent India at the Asian Senior Taekwondo Championship in Vietnam in May 2012.
She clinched a silver medal at the 3rd Commonwealth Taekwondo Poomsae championship held in Chennai in 2011.
Commenting on her success, Tanvi said “I owe my success to my parents and my teachers at Don Bosco and Manovikas and all my coaches, and most importantly my twin sister, Tanya, who has been my pillar of support”.
On her future plan, Tanvi said she would complete her B Com and intends to join IIM.
Tara Saldanha from Panjim has topped the Arts stream at the Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education, results of which were announced on Tuesday.
The student of Don Bosco Higher Secondary has scored 553 out of total 600 marks.
Attributing her success to her parents and the educational institute, Tara, in a brief chat with Herald said she preferred understanding the contents of each subject and relating it to what is happening around.
Tara wants to pursue Bachelor in Arts degree and specialize in History and English. “I want to become a teacher,” she replied quickly when asked which career option she would choose.
Her father Hubert is a marine engineer and mother Leonie is a housewife. Principal of Don Bosco Higher Secondary Tamatur Cardozo said
, “It is the hard work, dedication and commitment by the teachers; focus by the students, and a strong desire and support by the management which gave us good results at the HSSC exams.”
With a percentage of 94.66 from a perfect score of 568/600, Sohan Shirodkar is on cloud nine.
A student of Purushottam Walawalkar higher secondary at Mapusa, Sohan has topped the science stream in the State.
Recalling his study days, the student said he would spend nearly five hours each day preparing and revising the subjects whereas 12 hours would be sufficient during holidays.
“We have to make compromises to achieve these targets. I did cut down on my playing and entertainment programs but did not stop it completely,” Sohan said in an interview with Herald.
Interestingly, Sohan never joined any coaching or tuitions to prepare for the exams. “I did self study,” he adds.
Sohan had opted for Physics, Chemistry, Maths and Computer Science in Class 12th.
Son of a businessman father Sandeep and homemaker Smita; Sohan aspires to be an engineer and wishes to pursue his further studies in BITS Goa Campus.