With 85 percent disability, wheelchair-bound Mumbai student appears for board exam

"Dream, dream, dream! Conduct these dreams into thought, and then transform them into action"- Dr APJ Abdul Kalam.

This is the story of a braveheart whose disability is not stopping him to achieve his dreams. Meet, Dhruv Shirpurkar, from VG Vaze College in Mulund (Mumbai) who recently appeared for HSC or Class 12 exam.Dhruv Shirpurkar is wheelchair-bound but his dreams aren't.

HERE'S WHAT DHRUV SHIRPURKAR SAID: "I want to do my graduation in economics, with a specialisation in Mathematics and Science," Shirpurkar told TOI.

As per reports, Dhruv is 85 per cent disabled and bound to a wheelchair for over a decade because of duchenne muscular dystrophy. With no extra time, Dhruv writes the HSC exam with help from a writer. The HSC examination is conducted in the state by the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE).

The exam will be conducted across 9,486 junior colleges in the state and 2,822 centres have been allotted for the exam. Of the total students, 8.34 lakh are boys while 6.50 lakh students are girls.

"Due to cases of paper leaks on social media last year, we have taken utmost care in the functioning of the examination this year with the introduction of sealed question paper sets, 25 student in each classroom among other measures," state board chairman Shakuntala Kale told TOI.

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Nikita Chizhov