Indore resident Gurdeep Kaur Vasu, 32, stands out among the thousands of students appearing for the class 10 board exams in Madhya Pradesh from March 1.
Gurdeep Vasu is a hard of hearing, deaf and blind woman, but her physical disability has failed to deter her from pursuing studies and aiming high in life.
She is passionate about her studies and like any other girl student appearing for important exams, dreams of a bright future after clearing the exams.
Indore District Education Officer (DEO) Manglesh (Manglesh) Kumar Vyas told news agency PTI on Monday that Gurdeep Vasu had applied to appear for the Class 10 exam as a private candidate.
Vyas said, “To my knowledge, this is the first case in the history of the State Board of Secondary Education, where a person who is deaf, dumb and visually impaired will appear in the High School Certificate Examination.”
Gurdeep Vasu is a promising student and has prepared a lot for the examinations. Therefore, the education department wants that whatever he/she has learned during the studies should be recorded in his/her answer sheet during the examinations.
At the examination centre, a scribe who will be an expert in sign language will be provided to help the specially abled student to write the examination as per the rules of the Board of Secondary Education.
Anand Service Society, an NGO (non-governmental organization) working for divyangs (persons with disabilities), conducted special classes to prepare him for the examinations.
Monika Purohit, sign language expert and director of the NGO, said that Gurdeep Vasu communicates with people by pressing their hands and fingers and the same method is used to communicate with them.
Responding in sign language to a question asked by PTI about her future plans, Gurdeep Vasu said that she aspires to get a computer-related job in an office.
Purohit has chosen Social Science, English, Painting and Science as special subjects for the Class 10 exam.
Her sister Harpreet Kaur Vasu (26), who helped her prepare for the exam, said, “She always insists that the lessons taught to her in class should be revised at home with the help of Braille. Her passion for education Motivates me to read later.” his tutorial. Gurdeep Vasu was born prematurely and was kept in the hospital for some time after the birth due to health issues, said his mother Manjeet Kaur.
When she was five months old, her family realized that she could not speak, hear or see.
Manjit Kaur alleged that due to the negligence of the doctors after birth, her daughter became a victim of these disabilities.
Manjit Kaur said that Gurdeep Vasu wished that he could go to school every day like a normal child, but there was no educational institution in the city for special children.
He said that the state government should set up special schools for such children.
(This report has been published as part of an auto-generated syndicated wire feed. No edits have been made to the copy by ABP Live except for the headline.)
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