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Visually-challenged boy scores 82%; sets eyes on IAS 

“I plan to opt for Arts in Class XI and then prepare for IAS,” says Kedar, who has scored 82.4 per cent in the SSC exam. Despite his good score, he isn’t happy as he expected a better score.

Written by Garima Mishra | Pune |
June 7, 2016 4:14:35 am
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Refusing to bask in his glory, city-based visually-challenged boy Kedar Kailash Kshirsagar has already set his eyes on his future plan — making a career in IAS.

“I plan to opt for Arts in Class XI and then prepare for IAS,” says Kedar, who has scored 82.4 per cent in the SSC exam. Despite his good score, he isn’t happy as he expected a better score. “I scored less in Social Science. I feel had I worked a little harder, I could have scored better. I have got highest marks in Science — 87 marks — and I’m happy about it,” says Kedar, who studies at Poona Blind School.

While his father works in a cloth mill, his mother works as a primary school teacher. The family stays in Bhosari. Speaking about his study routine, Kedar says, “Our school conducted classes from 8 am to 8 pm, with breaks. I focussed on whatever was taught and that helped,” says Kedar, who’s been completely blind since birth.

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His mother Gauri says that she is extremely proud of Kedar’s performance. “We will support him in whatever he chooses,” says his mother, adding that her son keenly listens to news channels and is extremely good with his general knowledge,” says Gauri.

“He also collects Marathi plays and has a collection of almost 25,” adds Gauri. When he is not studying, Kedar prefers listening to songs and enjoys films even if he can’t see them. “The latest one that I watched was Sairat. The song ‘Yaad Lagli’ is my dialer tone,” says Kedar.

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