Revealed: July 30, 2020 12:28:04 am
Celebrating amid a lockdown in his village close to Raigad, visually-impaired Rohit Bhangune is delighted about his results of 93 per cent within the SSC examination. The varsity topper for Koregaon Park Blind Faculty for Boys stated that it was his diligence and arduous work that led to the excessive rating.
“I never expected to score this well, but I am very happy with my marks. I was very apprehensive about the results as our geography paper got cancelled and the results were delayed. Nonetheless, everything worked out for the best and now I am looking forward to joining the arts stream in Fergusson Junior College,” he stated.
Bhangune shared that whereas he tried his papers with the assistance of his scribe, there was some hesitation from his mother and father because the concern of the virus was enveloping town at a quick tempo. “The scribes were not scared and neither were we, as we had taken all necessary precautions during our last written exams. But my parents were doubtful and rightly so, as the scribes have to sit next to us to attempt the paper. Our school administration persuaded them and hence we could attempt the examination,” he stated.
Throughout the lockdown, he utilised his time inside to look at exhibits on Animal Kingdom and films, in addition to for studying.
For 18-year-old Sairaje Shete, the SSC examination rating of 85 per cent was overwhelming. After shedding his eyesight and a examine yr as a result of retinal injury in 2013, Shete strived to work twice as arduous to catch up.
“I lost my eyesight for a completely unknown reason and even after several attempts to restore my sight, it has been futile … Nonetheless, I want to appear for civil services and this is my first step towards it,” he stated.
The avid chess participant stated that the lockdown had cancelled lots of his plans. “We had a cricket camp by the Cricket Association for the Blind of Maharashtra in April, followed by a trip to Shimla with a group of classmates from the blind school in May. Instead, during the lockdown, I spent most of my time engaging in online Antakshari hosted by our seniors as well as reading,” he stated.
One other scholar with a formidable rating is Vedant Bhagwat (17), an autistic scholar from the DES Secondary Faculty, who secured 71.6 per cent. “Vedant is a simple child and I am so pleased with his result. Through early therapy, he was able to develop fine motor skills and was able to attempt his paper. While he did not score that well in subjects like languages and Social Studies, he scored exceptionally well in Maths and Science. I am planning to make him pursue commerce in BMCC, as the subject is not descriptive. Additionally, I know the subject so I will be able to guide him until physical classes begin,” stated his mom Surashree Bhagwat.
She stated Vedant holds a eager curiosity within the potential careers of banking and lodge administration.
“The celebrations are very low-key as Vedant is unable to comprehend big amounts of happiness. While he is happy with all the congratulatory calls, he sometimes does not get big gestures,” she stated.
Visually-impaired scholar Ashita Dalvi (16) of Poona Faculty and Residence for Blind, who scored 90 per cent, has an uncommon plan: she needs to pursue a profession in music. She has been training the harmonium and the keyboard at her residence throughout the lockdown. “I am very happy after getting 90 per cent and I am planning to pursue Arts, apart from my music. My wish is to become a playback singer and I have full support from my family for that,” she stated.
Though excited for her junior faculty, Dalvi can be unsure about on-line lessons. “This will be a new experience for us, with newer challenges. But I guess this is the safest option that we have, considering the situation.”
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