CBSE class X exams: Ggn's Anushka Panda is pan India topper in disabled category

Anushka Panda with her family
Photo: City Spidey
Posted: May 30, 2018
By City Spidey

A genetic disorder couldn’t deter Gurgaon’s Anushka Panda from passing the Class 10 CBSE board exams with flying colours. It was a dream come true for the 14-year-old girl who defied spinal muscular atrophy and topped the exams in the specially-abled category on pan India level. 

Anushka, a student of Suncity School in sector 54, secured 97.8 percent marks in the exams. 

“We, at Suncity School, are very proud of Anushka. The focus that she possesses is rare to find in other children. She is determined and does not allow any obstacle to overpower her. She is an inspiration for all of us,” said Ms. Rupa Chakravarty, Principal, Suncity School.

Anushka Panda with her mother and Principal

A resident of Sector 67, Gurugram, Anushka loves playing chess and aspires to become a software engineer.

“I am thrilled that my hard work has paid off and it'ss a great moment for me. I was really nervous before the results,” an elated Anushka said.

“I was consistent in my preparations for the exams from the first day itself. I would like to thank my school which has always been extremely supportive to me. Since I am a special child, the school provided me special infrastructure to write my examination.”

Mrs. Rupa Chakravarty, Principal, Suncity School

Her parents are overjoyed on their daughter’s success.

“I am proud of my daughter. Her excellent performance in the board examination is a testimony to her determination and perseverance,” said her father, Anup Kumar Panda.

Anushka has been suffering from spinal muscular atrophy, a genetic disorder that diminishes her physical strength and affects the motor nerve cells in the spinal cord. The disorder also affects mobility. As a result, she is wheelchair-bound.

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