Blind kids try to make the cut in top DU colleges

Last Updated 23 May 2016, 04:27 IST

Fighting against all odds, these visually impaired students have shown that perseverance and hard work always pay off.

By scoring above 90% marks in class 12 boards, these differently abled students try to make the cut in Delhi University’s top colleges.

Visually impaired by birth, Mamta scored 94.4% marks in class 12. “I knew I would do well, but I never thought that I would score above 90 % marks in 12th boards,” said Mamta, a student of Kendriya Vidyalaya, RK Puram.

She wants to pursue graduation in Political Science {Honours}. “I want to do my graduation either from Sri Venkateswara College or Ramjas College. I am keeping my fingers crossed,” added a jubilant teenager. “I want to become a lecturer,” she smiles. Mamta got 95 marks in Political Science.

She gives credit to her schoolteachers and mentors at National Association for Blind (NAB)} for her success. “I wouldn’t have achieved such a good score if it was not for my teachers at the school and my mentors at NAB. They have always believed in me and pushed me to do well,” said Mamta.

Another visually impaired student, Mayank Bharadwaj, worked hard throughout the year to secure a seat in a top DU college. “Since the beginning of the session, I have been working hard. I wanted to do well in class 12 boards to be able to study at the institute of my choice,” said Bharadwaj, who got 94.6 % marks in class 12.

“I want to do graduation in Political Science {Honours} from Hindu College,” added Bharadwaj, a student of DPS RK Puram.Bharadwaj scored 95 marks in Political Science. “I would want to become an IAS officer,” the teenager said.

He gives credit to his teachers as well his parents for his performance.
“My teachers have helped me at every step.

They have played a great role in my success and even my mentors at the National Association for Blind have been supportive of me,” Bharadwaj added.

“My father has helped me in countless ways. He has taught me many subjects. Whenever I used to get stuck with a problem, I would turn to him,” he said.

Jyoti is another differently challenged student who got 86.4 %

(Published 23 May 2016, 04:27 IST)

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