Srikant's success gives light to others

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Kochi, May 26 (UNI) With firm determination, V Srikant of the Chinmaya Vidyalaya with only 20 per cent vision, scored 91 per cent marks in the CBSE class 12 examinations, to be the topper in the disabled category in the country.

Srikant, who is now preparing for the CA entrance examinations, said '' the success in the Board examination would not have been possible without the help and support from teachers, parents and friends.'' Seventeen-year-old Srikant started losing his eyesight when he was studying in the eighth standard, due to 'Keratochonus', a congenital disorder.

His father Venkiteswaran, a financial officer in a private company said Srikant was undergoing Ayurvedic treatment and it was showing good results.

''I have to keep the book close to my eyes to read it and have to bend down to write and this was very difficult as there were constant headaches and pain in the eyes,'' Srikant said.

Srikant, who had scored 81 per cent in the 10th class examninations, took commerce and scored 455 marks out of 500.

He had written the examinations without anybody's help. As per the Board guidelines, he was granted one more hour to write the examinations.


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