Class 12 state board results: Visually impaired students show what it takes to success

Defying the darkness in their lives, visually impaired students of a government school in Barmer are setting an example for others

jaipur Updated: Jun 02, 2018 22:00 IST
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Hindustan Times, Barmer
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Vahiya Khan, a visually impaired student, scored 85.20 percent.(HT Photo)

Defying the darkness in their lives, visually impaired students of a government school in Barmer are setting an example for others. In the Class 12 Arts results announced by the state board on Saturday, the visually impaired students of the school not just cleared the examination, but showed others the way to overcome challenges in life.

Vahiya Khan, a visually impaired ​boy of Derasar village in Barmer district, scored 85.20 percent to emerge as the topper in the school.

Vahiya passed Class 8 from Shri Satya Sai Andh Mook and Badhir Vidhyalya, run by Society to Uplift Rural Economy (SURE), an NGO, in Barmer. Later, he joined the government school with normal students at the district headquarter. ​Son of a farmer, Gulam Khan, Vahiya’s dream is to become an IAS officer.

Another visually impaired student, Dhapu, a resident of Dandali village in the district, scored 70.50 percent to set an example for others. Dhapu’s father Rauram, mother T​ipu Devi, brother Jagdish and three uncles Muknaram, Umaram and Malaram, are all visually challenged.

Brought up in a challenging situation, Dhapu also studied at Shri Satya Sai Andh Mook and Badhir Vidhyalya till Class 8 and later joined the government school. She had scored 68.20 percent in Class 10 board examination. Dhapu wants to become a teacher. “Now, I will do more hard work for my higher studies,” she said, adding that she loves the teaching profession.

Vahiya and Dhapu are not the only students who have performed well in the state board examination. Jabbar Singh scored 81.40 percent, Mohhamad Khan 75.80 percent, Rasal Khan 78.20 percent and Ammruddin got 76.20 percent.

Reacting on their success, the school principal, Chaina Ram Choudhary, said that the visually impaired students have done a “great job”.

Lata Katchwah, the joint secretary at SURE, said that ​s​he felt proud as the students not only achieved their goal, but also inspired others to accept challenges.

First Published: Jun 02, 2018 22:00 IST