Two students of Shri Ram School in DLF Phase 3 have emerged as top rankers in Delhi NCR in the ISC examination by achieving a score of 99 per cent in the Council for Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE).Humanity students Adya Joshi and Prithvir Bhalla stood second in Haryana. Sharing her thoughts with Mail Today, Adya said she had been preparing for four hours daily with the ambition to become a top lawyer. “My future goal is to appear in the Common Law Admission Test to become a lawyer. I have great interest in law, current affairs and political science,” she said.Adya, a resident of Sector 43, has achieved 100 per cent marks in history, political science and physiology. Besides, she also scored 99 per cent in economics and 96 per cent in English.Her mother Sanjana Joshi, a senior consultant in private firm, said as a parent she did not have too many expectations from her children. “I had expectations of a good result but I was not expecting she would get the top rank in NCR region.The principal of Shri Ram School, Manisha Malhotra said Adya and Prithvir were meritorious students of school. “They achieved success with hard work even while doing good in other extra-curricular activities like sports and dance.Meanwhile, chief executive officer of the council, Gerry Arathoon said, “The second and third positions have been bagged by Laksh Arora from St Mary’s Academy, Meerut and Arunima Shukla from Holy Child School, Ghaziabad with of 98.75 and 98.25 per cent respectively.advertisementA total of 1,872 students had appeared for the class XII examination this year and the overall pass percentage has been recorded as 96.10 per cent. Girls have done better than boys recording a pass percentage of 96.91 per cent as compared to 95.29 per cent for boys. The ISC examination was conducted in 50 written subjects of which 15 are Indian languages and 13 foreign languages and one classical language.
Go back to the enewsletterCruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Australasia has announced enhancements for the 2018 Cruise Industry Awards with a refreshed award slate and an updated nominations and judging process.From 2019, ‘the CLIAs’ – the official cruise industry’s annual ‘night of nights’ – will take on a new look and feel, with the addition of new and updated awards, a new and more open online nomination and submission process, and a revamped judging panel including, for the first time, a separate local judging panel for New Zealand awards.In announcing the launch of the 2018 Awards, CLIA Australasia Managing Director Joel Katz said the ‘CLIAs’ were evolving in line with the ever-changing industry.“The Cruise Industry Awards has always been about recognising excellence in our industry and just as we have been doing for the past 17 years, the event will continue to be a celebration of CLIA travel agent members and cruise media. But things change over time and it’s important that we continue to recognise the great achievements of our partners. These changes reflect how our industry has grown and evolved since our first awards night back in 2002,” Katz said.“We’re updating the awards, nomination criteria and judging in the hope of inspiring individual member agents and both large and small agencies to engage with and champion the cruise industry and focus on innovation and training, as well as deliver exceptional cruise sales.”Changes include:Updated nomination criteria that recognise marketing activity, investment in product training and innovation and engagement with CLIA, as well as cruise sales.A new award category, ‘Cruise Champion’, will recognise an individual agent who goes above and beyond to champion the cruise industryThe Cruise Agency of the Year award will separately recognise small agencies with one branch and larger agencies with several locations or brands.The Rising Star Award will be broadened to consider achievement, skill development, drive for excellence and future potential.11 awards will now be open for self-nomination or peer nomination.There will be separate NZ and Australia judging panels.The 18th annual Cruise Industry Awards will be held at The Star, Sydney on Saturday 23 February, 2019. Nominations for the 2018 Awards close on Friday 14 December.For more information on the awards, to nominate, and to purchase tickets, see www.cruising.org.auGo back to the enewsletter