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Life lessons from CBSE Class XII differently abled toppers!

Shrivibhavana

Bengaluru

The CBSE class XII results announced on Saturday. Like previous years the girl students have outsmarted their male counterparts.

Meghna Shrivastava, a student of Step by Step School, Sec-132, Taj Expressway, Noida of Haryana has topped the country by scoring 499/500. Her achievement is highlighted everywhere.  Anuoushka Chandra from SAJ School, Sec 14C, Vasundhara, Ghaziabad of Uttar Pradesh has secured the second rank by scoring  498/500 marks. A total of seven students are tied at the third spot with 497 marks each. Among these seven students, one each is from Jaipur, Ludhiana, Haridwar, Noida,  Meerut while two students are from the Ghaziabad.

But this year's results also showcased the achievements of several pupils who are considered as special students. These students have become role model for one and all.

According to the CBSE authorities, this year a separate section in the result sheet was prepared about the achievements of the differently-abled students. Under this category, A Vijay Ganesh of Pala Ghat Lions School (Kerala) scored 492 out of 500 marks. He was closely followed by  Pooja Kumari of Model School for the Visually Handicapped, Dehradun. She has scored 489/500 marks even though she was not in a position to read herself.  Lavanya Jha of DPS RK Puram, New Delhi was at the third position with 487 marks.

According to the CBSE sources, a total of 141 candidates in the differently-abled category have scored whopping 90 percent and above marks in the final examination. Most of them had secured science stream and wanted to pursue higher education in the science stream even though it is challenging task. According to the result data, 25 candidates in the differently-abled category have scored 95 percent and above which is really a great achievement.

According to the authorities, the achievements of the differently abled students is an eye opener for the regular students who fail to score good marks in the examination. "They are really inspiring. Every one has his/ her own tale to tell. But they never sit idle or cursed themselves. Instead, they took everything in a very challenging way," he explained.

"In this category, the number of students scoring 95% and above increased from 21 last year to 25. As many as 141 scored 90% and above, up from 125 last year. A total of 2,836 appeared, and the pass percentage is 87.52%," he added.

In this category A Vijay Ganesh of Pala Ghat Lions School (Kerala) scored 492 out of 500 and secured top position.  His father Ananthanarayanan works with Malabar Cements while his mother Subashini is an employee with the Life Insurance Corporation.

According to  Ananthanarayanan, his son had scored a perfect CGPA of 10/10 in the Class X too. " A Vijay Ganesh is a juvenile diabetic and vision problem.  As he is a VH, we didn't send him to tuiton. Instead we only read books for him," he said.

Vijay wants to pursue CA after completing his B.Com.  " I am writing my CA entrance examination next month," he said.

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