Mangalore : A rural talent Manvitha MK of Konaje has achieved a great feat by standing second in the state in the SSLC exams this year. Unlike urban students she has not attended daily tuitions, nor had she bothered due to frequent power cuts, but chose to study under the light of a kerosene lamp. Still she could achieve a feat which urban students could not.
A student of Vishwa Mangala English Medium School of Konaje, Manvitha was a meritorious student right since her childhood days. In SSLC she has scored 100 per cent marks in Mathematics, Social Science, 121 in English, 99 in Kannada, 99 in Hindi and 98 in Science.
Manvithas father AM Mohandas works in an aluminum fabrication unit, while her mother Shobha is a homemaker. When asked about their daughter’s achievement, Shobha said they were extremely proud of their daughter.She recollected how Manvitha always stood first in the class in academics and was also good in extracurricular activities. She aspires to be a doctor, Shobha said and added they would strive their level best to realize the dreams of their daughter.
Manvitha who has made the district spoke to Newskarnataka. Here are some excerpts.
How do you feel to know that you are a second rank holder?
My hard works has yielded result. I am very happy.
Did you expect such a major achievement?
No. But I hoped I would score good marks.
Were you attending tuitions?
I used to attend tuitions in science and Mathematics only during holidays.
Which subject was tough for you?
For me all subjects were equal. Still I gave more importance to English and Mathematics.
How was the encouragement from your family ?
I attribute my success to my parents, teachers, and friends. A heartfelt gratitude to all of them. I wouldn’t have achieved all this but for the co-operation of my parents.
Who is your inspiration ?
I greatly admire Indias former president APJ Abdul Kalam. I want to imbibe his ideologies and want to achieve something big in life.
Are you interested in co-curricular activities?
I love drawing and painting. I had bagged the third place in the state level Pratibha Karanji contest held at Gulbarga this year. I also secured second position in the Anche Kuncha contest conducted by Shantivana Trust, Dharmasthala. I also love volleyball and am also learning Bharatanatyam.
What do you aspire to become in life?
I would like to opt for PCMB stream in PUC and become a doctor. I also have a desire to serve the rural areas.