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Clear vision in life: Students of Institute for Blind retain 100% record

The 14 students of the Institute for the Blind, Sector 26, once again proved that visual impairment need not be a hindrance in academic excellence, ensuring a 100% passing record in Class 12. Earlier affiliated to Punjab School Education Board (PSEB), this was the first time the students appeared for CBSE exams.

punjab Updated: May 22, 2016 12:37 IST
Aneesha Bedi
Institute for Blind
Samta (centre), a visually challenged girl in Sector 26, Chandigarh, on Saturday. (Karun Sharma/HT Photo)

The 14 students of the Institute for the Blind, Sector 26, once again proved that visual impairment need not be a hindrance in academic excellence, ensuring a 100% passing record in Class 12. Earlier affiliated to Punjab School Education Board (PSEB), this was the first time the students appeared for CBSE exams.

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Kavita Rani topped the institute with 90%, followed by Anjali Raturi with 89.2%, while Tulsi Bhardwaj secured the third spot with 88.8%. Of the 14 students, nine secured above 80% marks. The topper last year had secured 87.1%, and five students had scored above 80%.

Kavita, daughter of a shop owner in Sangrur, said she could not believe that she was capable of securing such high marks. Her mother, a homemaker, told HT: “Kavita has made us extremely proud and proved that if one is willing to work hard, no disability can pull you back.” Kavita wishes to become a lecturer and will pursue further studies at Panjab University.

While Anjali could not be contacted, principal JS Jyara said she was an all-rounder and loved to sing besides studying. Tulsi, who hails from Ambala, and is partially blind, said regularity was the key to her success. She said she wishes to study history and become a lecturer in the subject. She said even though her brother too is blind, her parents never let that deter their passion towards life.

Samta, daughter of a passport officer, secured 88.4%. “Even though my father is visually impaired too, and my mother has a problem in a leg, I have never seen them give up on life. That’s what made me want to do well,” she said. Her father, Shamlal, who also cleans shoes of the students for free at the school every Saturday, told HT, “They are all like my children and this is the least I can do for them. I am proud of all of them.”

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