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Student with multiple disabilities gives class 10 exam for the first time

Mumbai student Saurabh Chougule, who has hearing, speech and visual impairments, will appear for the class ten exams that start from 14 March.

This is the first time that a student who is deaf, mute and visually impaired, will appear for the SSC exam.

Saurabh is a student of the Helen Keller Institute for Deaf and Deafblind and will be able to appear with the help of an interpreter and a writer. He will be made to understand the questions by holding hands and using special signs.

The Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education is ensuring that all facilities are given to Saurabh at the exam centre. He will also get an extra hour to solve the paper.

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