2 endosulfan victims in DK excel in SSLC exam

2 endosulfan victims in DK excel in SSLC exam

Endosulfan victim Abhishek B V celebrating SSLC result with his mother Gangarathna at Endosulfan Day Care Centre in Koila on Monday.

Two endosulfan victims from Dakshina Kannada have passed SSLC exam. One student is from Perabe and another from Kunthoor in Puttur taluk.

Speaking to DH, DDPI Shivaramaiah said, “When student writes the exam privately, they have to come to district headqurters to write the exam. However, the department took special permission from the authorities concerned and allotted examination centre near the house of these two children. This has prevented them from travelling all the way to district headquarter for writing the exam.

Abhishek (23) from Perabe has scored 463 marks in SSLC. His legs are crippled and not in a position to walk and write. He has scored 91 in Hindi, 90 in Kannada, 89 in Social Science, 88 in English, 54 in Science and 51 in Mathematics.

He is the son of Gangarathna and Vasanth of Agathadi in Perabe. He is also the student of Endosulfan Victims Day Care Centre, at Koila.

Abhishek wrote the exam with the help of a scribe, as he cannot write in hand due to the deformity. He used to read at home, as well as at Day Care Centre. Abhishek said he could excel with the guidance of Kalladka Higher Primary School teacher Sowmyalatha and Day Care Centre teacher Shashikala.

Gangarathna, mother of Abhishek said, “He has been interested in studies. With the support of the Day Care Centre, he could appear for the exam.”

Another endosulfan victim Tulasi has secured 66% marks in SSLC examinations. She is the daughter of Yashoda and Narayana Naik and hails from Kokkada in Belthangady. She is the member of Kokkada Endosulfan Day Care Centre. She has scored 84 in Kannada, 59 in Mathematics, 45 in Science and 74 in Social Science. She has been exempted from writing English and Hindi subjects.

In another case, an SSLC student, who was a victim of a sexual assault, has passed the exam in the district.
The minor was able to continue her studies with the support of the district administration, Education Department and CWC. 

On the other hand, a student who had underwent chemotherapy too, excelled by scoring 88% marks in the SSLC exam. The department of public instruction had made special arrangement for the student to write the exam in one of the centre in Mangaluru.