Visually challenged students of Indian Association for the Blind (IAB) have achieved an exceptional feat by securing hundred per cent results in the Plus Two examinations. All the 20 students who appeared for the examinations have cleared them.
Out of them, five students have scored more than 1000 marks out of 1200 and the top scorer is Saravanan with 1111, and he also holds the top score in the history of IAB. Ramesh came second with 1083 marks and Revathi came third with 1051. Ramesh's parents Rasu and Palaniammal are farmers.
Ten students staying in the IAB hostel and studying integrated education have secured cent per cent results with a top score of 1092 by Dinesh.
S.M.A. Jinnah, founder and secretary general, IAB, told The Hindu that parents of the three toppers were farmhands and it was the commitment of the students which made them come out in flying colours. During the three months prior to the examination, IAB conducted special classes from 4.p.m. to 7.p.m. where a special trainer taught students using Braille form.
He wished good luck to the 30 students who will be taking up higher studies and would be entering the most crucial phase of their career. On behalf of all the students, teachers and management, Mr.Jinnah thanked all the authorities and establishments who supported the IAB and made this results possible.
Similarly, students who were supported by Integrated Education Implementation Committee Service Centre for the Disabled (IEIC) have secured good marks in the examinations. R. Navaneethakrishnan of ZKM Higher Secondary School, Theni, has scored 1,103 marks and centum in Economics, considered a difficult subject.
U. Santhana Kumar of KNPM Pillaimar Association Higher Secondary School, who is totally blind, has scored 1,069 marks and a centum in Accountancy. Son of a painter, Kumar has worked hard to achieve this feat, said M. Radha Rukmani, Director, Upahar, Madurai. The students and their special trainers Siva and Valarmathi were felicitated at a function by L.Shanmugam of the IEIC.