Soon after Aayush Ambawat got to know his Class 10 (ICSE) results through a text message at 3.10pm on Saturday, he was pleasantly surprised to see his English teacher’s Facebook status update.
Shaishav Wadia, Ambawat’s private tuition teacher, updated his status on the social networking site to “Proud of you Aayush”, while Ambawat’s brother’s status read, “You killed it brother!”
“My teacher and brother expressed their joy on Facebook even before I posted a status. I was busy receiving calls from cousins and friends at the time,” said Ambawat, a student of HVB Global Academy, Marine Lines, who scored 94.2%. A string of congratulatory comments followed the status updates, with his teacher commenting “Party from my side”.
Tech-savvy students used Facebook, Blackberry Messenger (BBM) and Whatsapp messenger, a mobile messaging application, to spread the good news about their results.
After informing his family about his ISC score of 97.75%, Arunav Vaish, 17, promptly put up his score as his BBM status. Over 50 of his 113 BBM contacts congratulated him, including old friends with whom he had lost touch. “My friends pinged and congratulated me. Almost all my classmates too updated their BBM statuses with their marks, followed by the heart-shaped smiley,” said the student of Cathedral and John Connon School, Fort. Besides calling him, few of his relatives also congratulated Vaish on his Facebook profile.