IT is not often that newspapers take kindly to corrections, but this time we are happy indeed to correct what seems to be a mistake on our part.
We had reported that young Pooja Indise was the topper in the category of the visually impaired and that the Thane girl had scored 83.09 per cent. Which is extremely good, anyway you look at it.
Then yesterday we had a letter from Maher Banaji and Snehal Joshi of Happy Home and School for the Blind, and they informed us that we had made a mistake.
They had good news for us, for all 16 of the visually impaired students who had appeared for the SSC Board exams from Happy Home had passed. And 15 had passed with distinction, meaning over 80 per cent!
Of these, says the letter, “Talha Ansari, our all-rounder, a brilliant student obtained 90% and stood first in the class. All these boys, inspired by their wonderful results, will now try and get admission in colleges to pursue further studies.”
As for the 100 per cent results, ever since the High School was started, this has been the case so that aspect is no big deal!
And very happy we are to stand corrected by the Happy Home and School for the Blind.