State rankers from city complete studies in food management and child care, among others

Even after a protracted battle with chronic back pain for a year, and simultaneously attempting to help her friend recover from depression, R. Kanmani emerged State first in the Food Management and Child Care course, with 583 out of 600 marks.

A minor fall from a chair caused a back fracture, and she was bedridden for months. “In my opinion, you can overcome any physical ailment or discomfort if you are mentally strong,” says Kanmani, a student of CSI Jessie Moses, who wants to become a clinical psychologist.

Anju A., a student of Sarojini Varadappan Girls Higher Secondary School, who scored 582, admitted that she did not expect to secure State second rank in the Food Management and Child Care course.

“My parents wanted me and my sister to get the best education. I took this subject as I felt it would be easy to score more,” said Anju, whose father works as a daily wage labourer and her mother in a garment export company.

U. Saisaranya, who came State third in the course with 579 marks, says she wants become a nutritionist, work at a hospital and help children, and later, do a Ph.D. “My dream is to help children eat better, more nutritious food,” said the student of CSI Bain School.

Nursing, the subject K. Priyadharsini took out of compulsion, has now fetched her glory as she emerged State third with 575 marks. A student of Christ King Girls Higher Secondary School, East Tambaram, she said it was because of her teachers that she grew fond of the subject.

(Reporting by K. Lakshmi, T. Madhavan, Sunitha Sekar and Zubeda Hamid)

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