Despite affected Area in South Kashmiri A teenager Shopian district has topped the 10th class examination from the Kashmir Division in BOSE results which was declared Friday.Despite internet connectivity issues in most parts of the valley since over a year Saqib Rahim(18), a student of Sheikh Noor Din Noorani school secured 500 marks out of 500 in the 10th class exam, the result Saqib, hailing from Handew village in Shopian, said while he worked very hard for the examination, frequent internet outages and slow network speed created a lot of hardships."I am thankful to Allah for bestowing this success on me. I am thankful of my parents who supported me always and also of my teachers who showed me a track and guided me and worked hard on me," he told reporters ."My family is very excited with the results as they had huge expectations from me. But this is because of the hard work of my teachers and their polishing. I am feeling proud now being the topper from Shopian district," the ecstatic teenager said.He said while the faculty at the study centre covered the syllabus wholly in time, the internet connectivity issues created a lot of difficulties for him and other candidates like him."We faced a lot of hardships because of internet connectivity issues. My teachers had prepared video tutorials for us, but it was very difficult to access them on 2G network."My message for the youth of Kashmir is don't become bookworm, take part in sports activities and be all rounder, he said.