Class 10 student tops Tamil Nadu in Braille reading & writing competitions
R. Kavya, a partially-sighted class 10 student of a school in Puthur in Tamil Nadu has done her school proud by standing first in the state in both reading and writing Braille Tamil competitions held in Chennai.
Kavya, who wants to become an Indian Administrative Service, was chosen as the best from around 90 blind students from private and government institutions.
In the Tamil category, the oral skills competition involved a timed reading of a Braille text on tourism, while in the written contest, students were tested on how accurately they were able to do a dictated essay in Braille on the Sithanavasal caves. The exams were also held in English.
Kavya said that knowing Braille helps her to be self-reliant while studying. The 15-year-old loves studying Tamil grammar and calls it her favourite subject in class. She says that she would like all blind children to use Braille effectively we it will help them get ahead in life.