“The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.” -Vince Lombardi
SAIoneers have once again made SAI International proud with their brilliant performance in the NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) 2022, the result of which was declared on Thursday, September 8, 2022. The unbroken saga of success continues as SAIoneer Priya Somadutta Nayak creates new benchmarks by securing AIR 39 and becoming the State Topper for this year by scoring 705 marks with a percentile of 99.9976198.
Saumya Sajan Panda secured Sate Rank 2 by with a score of 686 & a percentile of 99.9744981, while 3 meritorious students, Suryansu Kumar Dash( AIR 475) , Pratik Sahoo (AIR 504*) and Abhipsa Padhi (AIR 533), shared the State Rank 3 with a score of 685 & a percentile of 99.965374. SAI International is immensely proud of all the 3 State Rank Holders being our very own SAIoneers. SAI is delighted about these SAIoneers elevating the level of excellence every approaching year by bringing in great laurels to the school & flourishing further with their careers in various competencies. It is incredible to note that many of our SAIoneers have secured good scores in NEET 2022.
SAIoneer Priya Somadutta Nayak, the State Topper with AIR 39 a brilliant, focussed, well- disciplined and a humble student who believes firmly that there is indeed no substitute to hard work and perseverance. He had known right from the beginning that he wanted to grow up to be a doctor ever since he was a kid. With a score of 175 out of 180 in Chemistry, Botany & Zoology and a full score of 180 in Physics, he certainly left no stones unturned to sincerely prepare for the highly competitive national medical entrance. Priya had started preparing the fundamentals & sincerely pursued his goals related to NEET from Grade VIII itself. Both parents beamed with joy to witness Priya’s success & talked about how their boy has been putting in sincere efforts and has always been a happy and grounded student and that has finally paid off, today.
Upon being questioned about his strategies & path to success, Priya expressed he had dedicated about 8-9 hours of the day for self-study and how his main focus was NCERT books, & solving the mock papers of Aakash Institute. He emphasized a lot on how NCERT Books being integral when it comes down to be conceptually sound with the subjects and is fundamental to any sort of preparation for the NEET Entrance, before following any other reference books. He gave the credit for his achievement to both his parents, his teachers at SAI International School, and his mentors at Aakash Institute. About his future prospects, Priya stated that AIIMS, Delhi is his dream college and he aspires to excel in the field of Medicine & Nephrology in the future.
According to Priya & the other State Toppers, teachers were supportive at SAI International school helped them immensely by strategically planning school assignments and weekly tests. The incessant revision every week as done by teachers elevated their confidence of scoring well in the entrance. They never hesitated to clear doubts and promptly attended to calls while extending strong handholding throughout.
Dr. Silpi Sahoo, Chairperson SAI International, stated, “It is a truly remarkable moment for SAI International School, for having SAIoneers not only ace JEE Entrances but also sweep the NEET 2022 Entrance. I am super elated with the performance of all the students in NEET 2022, especially for our all the brilliant State Toppers who had been working hard, since the last 2 years. Their sincerity & dedication towards their goals is commendable”. Dr. Sahoo also said that, “During the pandemic, Founder-Chairman, SAI International, Late Dr. Bijaya Kumar Sahoo mentored the students personally & motivated them to work hard with dedication. It is wonderful to see, students putting in such good efforts while preparing for highly competitive entrance examinations of the country, hence wishing them all the very best for all their future endeavours. SAI International School wishes them all, heartiest congratulations!!”
On this auspicious occasion, Shri Nilakantha Panigraphi, Director Academics & Senior Principal, SAI International expressed how elated he is about the students setting such excellent benchmarks in NEET inspite of the learning gaps that came their way as repercussions of the pandemic. He further said that the hybrid mode of learning followed by the school certainly assisted the students in attaining clarity with their doubts.