The Telegraph
Wednesday , March 5 , 2014
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9-point hope for Ganga

- Youth aims to trump disability in boards

Where there is a will, there is a way. The words have been vindicated by a 21-year-old Ranchi-based youth, who is fighting physical handicap to appear for his CBSE Class XII boards.

Commerce student Ganga Singh Namdhari (21), who needs a wheelchair to reach test centre Gurunanak Higher Secondary School, has already appeared in his first paper English Core on March 1 and is looking confident for the remaining ones. “Mujhe koi problem nahi hain. I am looking forward to scoring good marks in the boards,” he quipped.

Ganga added that though he was entitled to extra time as per CBSE norms, he did not need it in the first test. “I was allotted an extra hour to finish my paper according to CBSE norms, but I completed my paper within three hours like any other general candidate,” he said. He added that he was currently busy preparing for his next paper Business Studies, scheduled on March 6.

Ganga had to drop out of DAV Public School, Hehal, in 2011 for treatment. “After passing Class XI, my son had to take a gap of two yours. He is appearing as a private candidate this time. We received immense support from his school’s management in filling exam forms,” said Ganga’s father Gurdayal Singh Namdhari.

Ganga said he devoted three to four hours daily for his preparations. “My parents’ support coupled with my strong will help me to sail through all exams. In tenth standard, I scored 8.8 CGPA. In plus two exams, I am aiming for a score of nine,” he said.

The principal of Gurunanak Higher Secondary School Manohar Lal said: “We have made special arrangements for him. We have also deputed an instructor to guide him in his examination room.”