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By : Oneindia Video Team
Published : February 22, 2017, 10:00
Duration : 02:08

Odisha blind man cracks state civil service exams: Watch video

Odisha visually impaired Sanyasi Behera has cleared the Odisha Civil Service Examination 2015 conducted by Odisha Public Services Commission (OPSC). He has created rays of hope for the scholars with physical disability by getting 220th rank in Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC) 2015. A total of 670 candidates were chosen for the top state level jobs among which seven candidates were blind and six were deaf. Recently, physically challenged candidates were prohibited to sit in the Odisha civil service examinations. Sanyasi challenged the tradition and started his fight against the prohibition in 2006. He filed a Public interest litigation (PIL) in the Odisha High Court in 2011, seeking to lift the prohibition for physically challenged persons. Accepting Sanyasi’s PIL, the high court later in 2014 allowed physically challenged people to sit in OPSC exams. Sanyasi said now he wants to set an example that persons with disability and prepare Civil Service aspirants.
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