Sarthak challenges self, and excels

Sarthak Kamath with his sister Sanmita.

Yet the spunky 19-year old has done it again, scoring a whopping 89 per cent in his II PUC exams.

Speaking to Deccan Herald, Sarthak said he hoped to join M S Ramaiah College for medicine.
“Studying daily helped me in the long run. I used to clarify my doubts with teachers at the end of each day. I worked hard the entire year and relaxed as the exams got nearer. I also religiously went through previous years’ question papers.”

With Sarthak not able to move his arms, the PUC board permitted him to use a scribe. But the determined youngster turned down the offer. He managed to complete all his papers and even scored a 95 in physics. Sarthak’s determination and sheer will power has inspired many around him.

The community also played a pivotal role in Sarthak’s life. Sarthak’s parents gave glowing reports of his college, Seshadripuram Composite. “They went out of their way to help us. They even shifted the classes to the ground floor for Sarthak’s convenience,” they say.

Sarthak is an active participant in extracurricular activities. “He plays the keyboard very well and participates in inter-collegiate fests,” said Kamath, his father.

The boy is also an excellent chess player and has won in many competitions. In all, Sarthak has won eight prizes for his school, the second highest tally.

“Expectations were very high for him but he did not collapse under the pressure. He just worked harder,” said his mother, Sneha. Sarthak Kamath did not let his condition affect him but challenged himelf and came through triumphant.

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