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340th UPSC rank despite disability

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 17:21 -- anoushka.mathew...

Visual impairment did not stop Kempahonniah from Tumakuru from working hard to achieve his dream of being an IAS officer.

Mr. Kempahonniah secured the 340th rank in the UPSC examination on his third attempt. “My wife, Anchitha, helped me study by making notes and made me listen to records. My examination and interview was in Kannada,” he said. When asked if visual impairment was a hurdle in writing the examination, he said: “Problems are ubiquitous, but we have to overcome them with confidence.”

Visually impaired UPSC candidate from Tumakuru secures a creditable 340th rank

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 15:57 -- anoushka.mathew...
A visually impaired candidate from Tumakuru, Kempahonnaiah, has secured a creditable 340th rank in the UPSC exam.

Kempahonnaiah, who works as a Kannada lecturer in Vontikoppal Government PU College in Mysuru, cracked the civil services exams in his third attempt. He hopes to get selected to IAS, his dream job.

Radio City uses Power of Radio to light up life of a Mumbaikar

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 15:39 -- anoushka.mathew...

In a heart-warming gesture, Mumbai City responded to fulfil the dreams of Nikita Shukla, a visually impaired law student. When Nikita visited Radio City studios to collect her contest prize, she narrated her story to RJ Sucharita, who took her story on air and revealed it to the heart of the city on her show 11 se 2 wala Mumbai Masala.

Mission with a vision: let the sighted see

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 15:32 -- anoushka.mathew...

An undergraduate student at St. Francis College, Hyderabad, walked into the office of the principal at Devnar Foundation and said she wanted to teach blind children painting. He was nice enough to tell her to go ahead, and she held a very successful workshop. To ensure she could do it, she had practised with her eyes closed and using indents to create a touch-based outline. On the second day of the workshop, a participant came up to her and told her, with confidence, that he could draw a fish on a shoebox using just his tactile sense.

RESPECT! Gujarat girl with 80% vision loss makes it to prestigious IIM

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 10:51 -- geeta.nair

Even her 80% vision loss could not refrain her from achieving dreams as her rock solid willpower and determination stood far above her partial disability. 

21-year-old Prachi Sukhwani, who lost 80 per cent of her vision in class III, has cracked the Common Admission Test (CAT) in 2016 that too with whopping 98.55 percentile - a test, considered one of the toughest for pursuing MBA.

Prachi Sukhwani, with 80% vision loss, makes it to IIM-A!

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 10:43 -- geeta.nair

Prachi Sukhwani, with 80% vision loss, makes it to IIM-A!

21-year-old Prachi Sukhwani of Vadodara, who suffers 80% vision loss, is making headlines for her inspiring achievement: she has cracked the Common Admission Test for 2016 and made it to the premier Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad!

In fact, she got calls for interviews from three top institutes, including IIM-Kolkata and IIM-Bangalore, but she chose Ahmedabad.
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Kerala’s Vaikom Vijayalakshmi becomes the first to play Gayatri Veena for 5 hours, sets a new world record!

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 11:01 -- geeta.nair

The only one who can stop YOU from succeeding is YOU! You don’t need to be perfect to achieve your dreams – all you need is the passion to make it happen. This is what Kerala’s singer Vaikom Vijayalakshmi has proved. There is probably no Malayali who has not heard of playback singer Vaikom Vijayalakshmi. This visually-impaired singer brings alive the beauty of music to her listeners. She sings a range of Malayalam songs from old to classical. She had no formal training in music but learned different ragas by singing and listening to the audio tapes of Kerala’s iconic singer KJ Yesudas.

A trailblazer for women, disabled

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 10:33 -- geeta.nair

Visually impaired teacher, who once sold candy at the railway station, is now a motivational speaker

A year ago, K. Suguna and her husband, Elumalai, sold candy at the Tambaram Railway Station. The couple, both visually impaired, made about ₹ 150 - ₹200 a day. They saved the bulk of it for the education of their two children — Vijay and Supriya. Today, Suguna is not only a school teacher, but also a motivational speaker.

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