‘A happy mind is a learning mind’, says writer Anthony T. Hincks, which fits the bill to a T for Amanat Kaur, Class XII CISCE (Council for Indian School Certificate) topper from Yadavindra Public School, Mohali.
A bright student throughout her academic career, Amanat who secured 95 per cent in the medical stream in class XII is not the one who would give up. “There are moments when you feel low, but then you just have to gather yourself and start again,” says the bright YPS student.
An agriculturist father and a home maker mother, Amanat’s inspiration is her elder sister, Pavit Kaur, who had secured 97.75 pc in class XII and is now studying at IIT, Kharagpur. A younger brother, Manvesh, in Class VIII in the same school who aspires to join the Indian Armed Forces, half of the credit goes to the parents who couldn’t feel more proud than this. ” I have always given them the freedom to chose what they want as far as academics is concerned with no pressure on obtaining marks,” says the proud mother, Kiranjeet Kaur. CityWoofer caught up with Topper Amanat Kaur to know more about how she climbed the ladder to success.
How did you manage your time?
I studied 5-6 hours a day, apart from attending school. Once you attend a particular lesson in school, the second time you are taught the same in the tuition class and the third time you revise the same at home. One has to pay attention whenever in the class. I initially tried to reduce my school classes to study at home but it wasn’t helping, so I attended school regularly.
How did you keep yourself motivated?
My mother used to scold me and she was stressed more than me, so I knew there was no way out, except to study. If the topic is interesting, I pay all attention because I like to know about new things.
Students fear maths and physics the most, how did you treat these subjects?
I like mathematics, so that was not a problem anyway. I also like solving physics numericals, if I got stuck, I would seek help from teachers.
How do you destress yourself after studying?
I listen to music
How do you retain, what you have learnt?
I tend to write while learning so it’s easier to retain it in the mind.
What do you think is the best way of memorizing ?
Read the lessons and then write.
What are you looking forward to?
I have appeared for NEET this year but I’ll appear again next year to imporve my score, as I want to get admission in one of the top medical colleges in the country.