CHENNAI: To honour outstanding visually impaired students who have excelled in their board exams in Classes X and XII, Nethrodaya, a Self Help Organisation, gave away the visually impaired achiever’s award.
Those who got more than 90 per cent received Rs 10,000 while those below 90 per cent received Rs 5000.
“This ceremony was very inspiring. We always compete among ourselves to score more marks. We are our own inspiration,” said Krishna Kumar, a student.
“We are indeed proud to share that 20 students have passed the 12th examination with distinction and 20 students have secured distinctions in 10th standard examination,” said C Govindakrishnan, founder of Nethrodaya.
Students strive to learn the same syllabus and are subjected to the same pattern of examination as their counterparts and that no special concession is given to them, he added.
Listing out the various welfare measures being implemented by the government, Tiruvallur District Collector E Sundaravelli said,
“Whenever students wants to hone their skill, government will provide ‘Angel reader’ which is a pocket reading device exclusively designed for the visually impaired.Whenever a visually challenged student requires help, they can contact the district administration,” she added.