THOUBAL, May 20 -- According to family members of Md Zunet Alam, who secured the ninth position in the HSLC exams 2019, he had always been actively involved in activities such as rearing ducks and chickens or helping out in the kitchen garden while also pursuing his studies due to the poor economic conditions of his family.

Md Zunet Alam is the only student from the Muslim community to secure a position amongst the top-ten candidates.

A student of Islamic Baby English School, he secured 558 (93 percent) to achieve the ninth position in the HSLC exams 2019 conducted by Board of Secondary Education Manipur (BOSEM). Son of Md Azad Khan and Zanatun of Alam Lilong Turel Ahanbi Kaleikhong, he is also the youngest amongst seven siblings.