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June 11, 2003

Govt to ensure better education to disabled

From: Central Chronicle, India - Jun 11, 2003

BHOPAL: Minister for School Education Indrajit Kumar reiterated state government's commitment to ensuring educational empowerment of differently abled students. He said that all possible steps are being taken to maximize educational facilities for them. He was distributing mark-sheets to the meritorious visually impaired, deaf and dumb students who passed higher secondary and high school certificate examinations. For the first time mark-sheets prepared in Braille script was issued to the visually impaired students.

Addressing the students, Kumar said that the visually impaired students have notable mental abilities to see and feel the world.

He said that the disabled children have proved that they have a killing instinct to reach the summit. Giving example of English poet John Milton, Kumar said that Milton wrote immortal epic poem 'Paradise Lost' despite his blindness. He congratulated the successful students and their parents.

Chairman of the Madhya Pradesh Board of Secondary Education (MPBSE) BK Saha said that the Board has qualitatively improved its functioning with greater amount of accuracy. The result is that the Board is able to issue mark-sheets in Braille script.

Mantram Kewat from Government Andhmook Badhir HS School Jabalpur secured top position in the merit list in higher secondary exam securing 74.89 per cent. Manoj Kumar Verma of the same school got 74 per cent to stand second, while Mahesh Jeetpure of Nutan Subhash HSS, Bhopal remained on third position with 73.56 per cent. Kumar presented gold and silver medals and cash awards to the meritorious students.

In high school exam, Shubham Soni of Multi HS School Khandwa topped the merit list with 76 per cent, while Arun Prasad Pandey of Tulsi Pragya Chakshu High School Chitrakoot, Satna stood second with 70.40 per cent. Dilip of Helen and Care Blind School Indore got third position. They were awarded gold and silver medals and cash awards.

Secretary of the Board Ms Dipali Rastogi informed that meritori- ous visually impaired, deaf and dumb students would be honoured every year by the Board and expenses on their lodging and board- ing at Bhopal would also be borne by the Board. MLA PC Sharma and senior member of the Board Virendra Tiwari congratulated the successful students wishing them a bright future.

The programme was conducted by Suresh Chaurasia. He informed that the result of high school exam was 70.11 per cent and that of higher secondary 96.15 per cent.

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