Girl suffering from Spinal Muscular Atrophy tops CBSE class 10 exams from differently abled category

special category girl tops CBSE class 10 Exams 2018


14 year old Anushka Panda from Suncity School, Gurugram has topped CBSE class 10 exams 2018 in the differently abled category. She scored an exact 489 marks out of 500 (97.8%).

Anushka shares the first position with Sanya Gandhi from Uttam School, Ghaziabad who faces difficulty in physical mobility, could not stop her from becoming a winner.

Sanya Gandhi suffers from Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), a genetic disease that robs people of physical strength by affecting the motor nerve cells in the spinal cord, affecting the ability to walk. Being wheelchair-bound did not stop her from fighting her way to success.

Anushka loves playing chess and aspires to become a software engineer.

Equally happy with her success School principal Ms. Rupa Chakravarty said. ‘We, at Suncity School, are very proud of Anushka. The focus that she possesses is rare of in other children. She is determined and does not allow any obstacle to overpower her. She is very focused and her benchmarks are very high. She is an inspiration for all of us. What she has achieved many other students would not be able to achieve with all the elements.’

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