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Nervous students seek lord’s blessings a day before results

mumbai Updated: May 17, 2011 01:11 IST
Nikita Sonavane
Nikita Sonavane
Hindustan Times
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Siblings Aishwarya and Rahul Chavali did something on Monday that they normally don’t do during their vacations: wake up early in the morning.

The twins visited Siddhivinayak temple at 7am on Monday morning to seek blessings from Lord Ganesha, a day before their ICSE results will be announced on Tuesday.

“I am scared. I have butterflies in my stomach,” said Aishwarya, 15. “I earnestly hope that I make it to the junior college of my choice and have been doing the rounds of temples,” said the student of CNM School, Vile Parle.

Chavali is one of the 9,609 students from across the state to have appeared for the ICSE exams this year. The ISC results will also be announced on Tuesday. This March, 1,332 students appeared for the ISC exams from across the state.

“The thought of results is giving me sleepless nights. I just hope that I live up to everybody’s expectations,” said Ankita Wandrekar, 16, a student of Maneckji Cooper School in Juhu who was hanging out with friends on Monday evening to stay calm.

Even parents were jittery. “My daughter is cool but I am tense, as is my husband,” said a nervous Heena Rohira, whose daughter is a Class 10 student at Villa Theresa School on Peddar Road.

The Supreme Court is yet to decide on the Best Five issue. In the absence of a new directive, junior college admissions will be based on the Best Five system that the court had extended to ICSE students in an interim order last year.

All students will be able to avail of the Best Five scheme or calculate their average based on their best five subjects.

However, ICSE students will not be able to include the group three subjects in their score. They can, if they wish, calculate their percentage based on all seven subjects.