Imphal: Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh on Wednesday felicitated Isaac Paulalluangmuan Vaiphei, the 12-year-old boy from Churachandpur district who cleared this year’s High School Leaving Certificate (HSLC) examinations conducted by Board of Secondary Education Manipur (BOSEM).
With his remarkable feat, Isaac created history by becoming the youngest candidate to clear the state Class X board exams, the results of which were declared recently.
In recognition for his achievement and appreciation, CM Singh rewarded Isaac with a cash amount of Rs 20,000 to purchase a dictionary and a Leirum phee muffler.
Isaac was accompanied by his parents and an uncle during the simple felicitation programme held at CM’s secretariat in Imphal.
“Delighted to meet and felicitate Issac Paulallungmuan Vaiphei of Kangvai village, Churachandpur district, who has become the youngest to crack Manipur HSLC (Class X) examination 2020 at the age of 12 with 72% marks,” Singh tweeted.
The chief minister also gave his blessings and wished the boy for his future endeavours.
Manipur director general of police (DGP) LM Khaute also felicitated the young champ with a cash amount of Rs 10,000 in view of acknowledgement and appreciation for the remarkable feat.
A student of Mount Olive School at Kangvai village, Isaac secured first division with 72% marks in the state HSLC exams in his first attempt.
As per the rules, a student appearing for the Class X board exams has to complete at least 15 years of age as on April 1 of the year in which he/she is appearing for the exam.
However, in 2019, BOSEM permitted Isaac to sit for the HSLC exam 2020 given his exceptional Intelligent Quotient of 141 based on psychological test conducted on the boy by the department of clinical psychology in the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) in Imphal.