Milkman’s daughter ranks top 10 in HSLC

Milkman’s daughter ranks top 10 in HSLC
Momita Karki (NP)
Correspondent KOHIMA, MAY 5 (NPN) | Publish Date: 5/5/2019 11:34:57 AM IST

Proving that hard work pays, irrespective of socio-economic background, a milkman’s daughter- Momita Karki was among the four who shared the top 10 rank of HSLC exam results declared recently.

Securing 95.33% and scoring distinction in all subjects from Regimental School, 4th NAP, Thizama, 16-year-old Momita Karki, lives with her family in khuti (a cow farm).

Speaking to this correspondent at the farm located at Tsezou L Khel Kohima village near Thizama village on Sunday afternoon, Momita said “I didn’t have a fixed time to study. I usually set target to finish certain portion and, till I finish them, didn’t leave my study table.”

Asked on her first reaction of being in the toppers’ list, she said she was excited at the news. However, she added that her happiness was laced with sorrow as Apfutsa Lt Vinyüzo Mepfhüo, who inspired her to be in the toppers’ list, expired just before her exam started. She said she owed her success to Apfutsa, family, friends, teachers and God.

Speaking about her performance in the school, Momita informed this correspondent that she held the first position rank from Class 2 to 9. 

The young girl who walked 35 minutes daily to reach her school from the downhill farm said she aspires to go for business or pursue accountancy studies (Commerce stream) at Razhükhrie Government Higher Secondary School, Kohima.

She said her hobby is helping parents in the farm and taking care of 14 goats, besides assisting her mother in household chores whenever she is free. 

Her mother Bhes Kumari (45) said her daughter mostly studied on her own and only sometimes asked her for guidance from others. 

Hera Bahadur Karki (51), father of three who have being working in the cow farm for the past 25 years, said whenever he gave little pocket money to his children, they judiciously used and even returned the unused amount.

Interestingly, the family in the farm received electricity connection at the behest of an engineer in power department in 2014 after Momita’s elder brother Manoj got a rank in the HSLC exam of 2014. He is presently doing BSc final at Kohima Science College. Out of the three siblings, Momita is the youngest and her elder sister is doing BA (5th semester) at Kohima College.   

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