[AI] The will to win!

Adhimoolam Vetrivel Murugan vadhimoolam at gmail.com
Mon Aug 2 09:00:29 EDT 2010

The trouble is though, media thinks that its doing a great job by
publishing such stories, but what they are doing is to reinforce
certain biasness like "psychology is difficult for the blind students"
etc. It just shows how backward is Tamilnadu. Shame on Hindu for
publishing this.

On 02/08/2010, saravanan.ramadoss1 <saravanan.ramadoss1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> The will to win
> From the streets to the college classroom, the path of Kaiser's life is lit
> by her enthusiasm to excel.
> Photo: R. Ragu
> Kaiser
> As Kaiser walks through the campus of Ethiraj College for Women, Chennai,
> she is overcome by a myriad of emotions. The campus is buzzing with activity
> as
> the academic year has just started. She walks from her hostel to classroom
> brimming with confidence and chatting with her friends all the while. Not
> until
> she takes the help of a friend to climb a staircase or opens her Braille
> textbook does one realise that she is visually-challenged. Fifteen years
> ago,
> Kaiser would not have imagined that she would step into one of the famous
> campuses on the road that was a virtual home for her and her mother. Her
> transformation
> from being a destitute to an undergraduate student was made possible by two
> institutions in the city - The Banyan and the Ethiraj College for Women.
> Kaiser's extraordinary story of transition began in 1997, when Porkodi of
> The Banyan and its student volunteers rescued Kaiser and her mother from the
> bus
> stop near Ethiraj College. "Kaiser was blind and her mother was mentally
> ill. A few months later, we sent her to Little Flower Convent. When she was
> in
> Class VII, a surgery was done and after that she can see light and dark. She
> continues to be partially blind and uses Braille books," says Ms. Porkodi.
> "Kaiser is hardworking, focused and sincere. She had a clear vision about
> her future," says Vandana Gopikumar, founder of The Banyan. Kaiser made her
> mentors
> and well-wishers proud by securing 918 marks out of 1200 in Class XII. "Even
> though Kaiser applied to various colleges in the city, it was Ethiraj
> College
> that invited her for admission, and encouraged her to opt for history," says
> Ms. Gopikumar. In the classroom she attentively listens to lectures and
> reads
> Braille textbooks.
> "Our college, especially the history department, is well-equipped to handle
> and support visually-challenged students as we admit such candidates every
> year,"
> says M. Thavamani, college principal. "Some of Kaiser's service-minded
> classmates will assist her and also she can use the book-reading software
> available
> in the library."
> Kaiser was keen on doing psychology and later dedicating herself to social
> work. But as the subject of psychology requires field work which may not be
> practically
> possible for her to do, she opted for history. "I am happy to have taken up
> B.A. History. I now plan to study for the IAS examination. It is my dream
> and
> I am willing to work very hard to realise my dream," says Kaiser.
> "With her dedication and keen mind, I am sure she will realise her dream one
> day," says Ms. Gopikumar. Vision is not just a matter of physical ability.
> As the Kaiser story signifies, it is about determination too.
>  The source taken from
> The Hindu, Education plus August 2, 2010.
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