Kerala boy tops CBSE Class 12 exam in disabled category

The son of an auto-rickshaw driver in Kerala emerged as the topper in the disabled category by scoring 98% in the Class 12 board examination 2017 conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).

Ajay R. Raj, a student of St Thomas Higher Secondary School in Thiruvananthapuram, is partially blind and appeared in the exam with the help of a screen reading software.

Ajay scored 490 out of 500 marks.

Lakshmi P.V of Palghat Lions School in Kerala’s Palakkad and Dharshana M.V of Nalanda International Public School in Tamil Nadu’s Krishnagiri were the second and the third topper in this category.

Lakshmi scored 97.2% and Dharshana secured 96.6%.

A student of Humanities — English, Political Science and Economics — Ajay wants to pursue English literature and would like to work in a rural area as a teacher.

“I thought of getting good marks, but not a rank. I dedicate my rank to my parents, teachers and friends. I would like to pursue a teaching career and help children belonging to the rural areas”, Ajay, who belongs to the remote Kuttiadi panchayat in Kozhikode district, said.

Ajay lived in a hostel and his school provided him with a scholarship and other facilities.

(with news agency inputs)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Make Correct Pattern to CommentWordPress CAPTCHA