If there is a will, there is a way. The living example is this 17-year-old girl, who was born without forearms but overcame her disability through sheer grit and determination. Vithyasri, of
Years of hard work paid off and Vithyasri started writing legibly using her toes and also started to perform basic functions. 'Now she is able to carry out all activities except drying herself after a bath,' said Veerammal. The Villupuram district education authorities understanding her difficulties granted her one additional hour for SSLC examinations. PG assistant and incharge of Arcadu GHSS N Antony Mariselvam took special care in approaching the competent authorities in the education department and obtaining permission for the additional hour for the student. Villupuram chief education officer P A Naresh said 12 special children including Vithyasri in the district were granted one hour additional time to complete the examinations. The district has improved its performance by almost six percent in SSLC examinations when compared to last year. The district registered 74.11 % pass percentage in SSLC examinations this year.
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