Differently- abled category kids shine through
As many as 3,335 students from the differently- abled category passed their CBSE Std X exam this year, bringing the pass percentage to 95.18%.
The category included visually impaired, hearing impaired, orthopaedic impaired, spastic, dyslexic and autistic students, among others. The number of orthopaedically impaired students was bigger compared to others with different disabilities.
Unnat Dave, who has cerebral palsy, did not let anything come in his way of success. The bright student of Rajhans Vidyalaya in Andheri scored 93.1%.
“I never faced any problem while preparing for my board exams. I used to go for my physiotherapy sessions everyday. So after school hours, I wasn’t left with much time to study. I tried to make full use of the time I got to study and my tuition teacher was also very dedicated. My school also cooperated and supported me throughout the year. I am planning to go for the engineering stream.”
Nimilika Puppala, a differently- abled student from Rajhans Vidyalaya, has secured 8.8 CGPA in her CBSE examination. Her parents and teachers were very happy with her performance. Puppala has autism, which makes it difficult for her to have social interactions. She never took any tuition classes.
“I like writing poems and stories in Marathi and English. Language is not an issue for me, though many people have this misconception about my disorder. I aspire to become a writer. My grandmother has always supported me and she helped me score this much.”