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CBSE Class-12 results: Limitations are only physical for this Ludhiana boy who scored 90.6%

Cerebral palsy (CP) is a group of permanent movement disorders that appear in early childhood. The disorder affects the ability of the person to write, drive and motor functions. Agam believes that limitations are only physical and with determination one can achieve any goal.

education Updated: May 26, 2018 23:42 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
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Agam, a student of DAV Public School, BRS Nagar, celebrating his success with his father in Ludhiana on Saturday.(Gurminder Singh/HT)

For 18-year-old Agam Dua, a student of DAV School, BRS Nagar, who scored 90.6% marks (commerce stream) in the result declared by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Saturday, limitations are only physical.

Agam is like any other student who tries his best to score well in exams. He is an ardent fan of cricket and remembers the figures of hundreds of matches by heart and is known as a walking cricket encyclopedia among his friends.

Interestingly, he also knows about the test match played between India and England way back in 1963. In the match, Indian bowler Bapu Nadkarni bowled 29 overs, 26 maidens with no wickets for three runs.

He can share facts about veteran cricketers’ careers at the drop of a hat, however, he can’t play cricket with ease as he suffers from cerebral palsy.

Cerebral palsy (CP) is a group of permanent movement disorders that appear in early childhood. The disorder affects the ability of the person to write, drive and motor functions. Agam believes that limitations are only physical and with determination one can achieve any goal.

These limitations couldn’t stop Agam from pursuing his dream of scoring more than 90% marks. He scored 95, 94, 93, 92 and 79 in business studies, accountancy, economics, computers and English, respectively.

Talking about the success mantra, Agam said his father pasted posters of score 90 in his room, study, TV and even bathroom. He said it helped him in focusing on his goal. “I pitched in more than 10 hours since January. Rest of the year, I use to just finish home work and enjoy with my family and friends.”

Agam’s father Raminder who is a businessman said, “My son is really good with maths, accounts and economics. I look forward to him when he will join me and take the business to new heights. I am not only proud of his achievements, but also of his go-getter attitude. He is truly a special child and I am blessed to have a son like him.” While reluctantly discussing about the limitations his son has to face, Raminder said Agam has been going for physiotherapy sessions every single day since the age of one.

Agam, especially thanked the efforts made by his class teacher Vikas Bembi. “Vikas sir always helped me and guided me. He wrote to CBSE to provide me one extra hour, as I can’t write fast. I was allowed an extra hour to complete my exams. The only difficulty I had to face was in drawing diagrams,” said a beaming Agam.

First Published: May 26, 2018 23:30 IST