Kanpur Boy Arjav Beats ‘Disability’ to Bag 95.40%

Allahabad: Among one lakh students who had cleared class XII exams conducted by the Allahabad Region of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)-2016, Arjav Jain stood out as he found a special mention from the board itself.

Arjav, a student of Delhi Public School, Azad Nagar, Kanpur is visually impaired since birth and appeared in the exam with the help of Jaus software used for the first time in Allahabad region. He bagged 95.40%.

Regional officer, CBSE, Allahabad region, Piyush Kumar Sharma said, ” The student has done the board proud. Earlier, we used to provide someone to write the exams for disabled persons but they have never been such a big success.”
He said that Arjav has become an ambassador of the system that CBSE has introduced for the visually impaired. Earlier, he had secured 10 out of 10 grade in the class X exams of the board in the year 2014. This boy, aspiring to crack Civil Services some day, is a ray of hope for many.

With zero vision, this boy left everybody in the school, including his teachers, parents and friends thrilled. He finds solace in music which is also his passion. He start practising (riyaz) classical music and its ragas from wee hours of morning and at evening hours.

Son of Rajiv Jain and Pragya Jain, Arjav passed seventh year from Prayag Sangeet Samit, Allahabad in vocal. Arjav has deep dedication towards Indian classical music and had also been awarded by Sangeet Natak Akademi.

His father Rajiv Jain said that Arjav has good knowledge of computer. He further said that the boy has good knowledge of more than 50 ragas. “Arjav was selected for the specialized training in the field of Hindustani music vocal. Last year, he got first prize by UP Sangeet Natya Academy,” he said. “I study with the help of special computer softwares which are made for visually impaired. I listen to the notes with the help of the headphones. ” Arjav had said.

By: Vinod Khanal| TNN | 

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