Aditya Bharadwaj became a shining example for students across the country after the 17-year-old Bengaluru boy scored a whopping 94.4% in his II PU exams.
His feat is extra special since he battled dyslexia, a learning disorder which makes it difficult for him to read or write. Despite that handicap, he scored a distinction in all the five papers he attempted.
Apart from scoring a perfect 100 in psychology, he scored a 96 in sociology, another 92 in economics, an 88 in history and 96 in English.
He is one among the 597 dyslexic students who appeared for the exams this year, of whom some 324 successfully cleared the exams.
Aditya’s mom, Sushma Bharadwaj recalls how it was difficult for him to take down notes like other students in his class, in an interview with the Times of India.
Sushma further adds how a large part of Aditya’s success can be attributed to the guidance of his teachers at Jain PU College.
Aditya’s learning disability was first diagnosed when he was four years old. Until Class 10, he studied in a special school. And while making the transition to a mainstream college, would usually be difficult, it wasn’t the case for Aditya.’
“As the faculty was encouraging, he didn’t face discrimination. He has a problem in writing, not learning. So, notes provided by his peers came in handy,” Sushma told TOI.
Aditya who wrote his exams with the assistance of a scribe aspires to clear the UPSC exams and become an Indian Foreign Services officer.
We wish him the very best!
(Edited By Vinayak Hegde)
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