The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) announced the class 12 board examination results on May 28. While Noida-based Raksha Gopal has become the CBSE topper with 99.6%, the top rank holder under the differently-abled category is from Kerala.
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Ajay R Raj, hailing from Kozhikode in Kerala, has secured 98% to become the all-India topper in the differently-abled category. The student of St Thomas Higher Secondary School in Trivandrum scored 490 marks — 99 each in sociology, physiology and political science, 98 in economics and 95 in sociology.
The teenager, who was staying at a hostel, was provided with good facilities by the school authorities. The Humanities student wants to pursue English literature at the Delhi University. He aspires to become a teacher in rural areas.
Ajay, son of auto driver NK Rajan from Kozhikode, is partially blind from retinitis pigmentosa since his school days, and his elder brother Renoj N K also suffers from the same illness.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has praised Ajay for emerging as the topper of the board exam. "Well done Ajay ! Congrats to Ajay R Raj of Mukkola St Thomas Public School, Thiruvananthapuram, for securing the top rank in the CBSE class 12 exam under the differently-abled category. The fact that Ajay comes from a modest background makes his achievements even more exemplary. He has scored 490 out of 500, just 8 marks shy of the total score of all-India topper. All the best for his future studies [translated from Malayalam]," Kerala CM posted on his Facebook page.
Here is the FB post of Pinarayi Vijayan: