Here’s another story of merit over financial and physical obstacle. While many success stories are coming to the fore after the Class 12 CBSE exam result was announced, 18-year-old Divya’s story stands out. The visually impaired daughter of a driver, she studies at the Institute for Blind. Despite the obstacles, Divya score of 88.4% in the Class 12 CBSE board exam in humanities. She is also a national-level athlete.

Divya wants to become a history lecturer

Family As Backbone

“Divya excels in everything she does. We were heartbroken when doctors in PGI told us that by the age of 14, she will almost lose her sight. But that hasn’t stopped her from achieving her goals,” says her mother, Amanjit Kaur, a homemaker, Hindustan Times reported.

Her parents are beaming with pride as the girl’s hard work has paid off.

It was in Class 9 when Divya started losing her vision. Divya was on the verge of giving up, but the support of her teachers and parents kept her going. She learnt Braille and continued with her studies.

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A Sportsperson

Divya excels in sports too. She gave a stellar performance at the recent 18th National Para Athletics Championship in Panchkula in March this year, bagging two golds and a silver.

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Success Over Impairment

However, losing eyesight did not happen suddenly. She was born with a defect in her retina that eventually leads to constriction of nerves around it. Divya used a writer in the CBSE exam. She will be seeking admission to Punjab University soon.

Hats off to Divya!

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