Turned to be Symbol of Courage
:: 2011-03-24 18:29:01
God has given us eyes to see the beauty of the nature and ears to
hear the whisper of the nature. You cannot imagine of a life sans
seeing and hearing. But life is not always what we expect. For some
reasons, destiny turns unkind to some people dragging their life
into misery. However, there area some who never let their lives
fail but succeed with their courage and willpower. What is required
is some kind hearts to lend a helping hand in their effort to lead
a normal life.
School for the Deaf and the Blind at Kaithady is one such place
looking after children who became differently able. Run by the Church
of Anglican Mission (CAM) Colombo with assistance of the Sri Lankan
government, this school provides special education to 207 deaf and
blind girls and boys from Grade 1 up to G.C.E. O/L. There are 28
teachers assisted by 20 minor staff members serving with dedication
to console those innocent souls.
Four students who turned disabled in the war and found admission
to the Kaithady Nuffield School for the Deaf and the Blind, anxious
of further education, have set up unmatched example to the world
by obtaining good results at the 2010 GCE O/L examination.
Christida (27) born at Thelippalai started her education at Thelippalai
Government Tamil Mixed School. Since she missed the affection of
her parents from the childhood, her grandmother took the responsibility
of taking care of the girl. Rising disturbances in the area compelled
them to leave Thelippalai in 1987 and found shelter in Manipay,
Kilinochchi and Puthukudiyirippu. Christida received injuries in
an explosion of a mortar in 2000 in Kilinochchi where she lost her
both eyes and the right hand. As the LTTE terrorists forced civilians
to move along with them during last fighting, Christida was also
taken to Vellamullivaikkal in 2009. She had to be there until Army
troops rescued civilians.
Christida found a seat at Nuffield School and sat the GCE O/L in
2010 under the Index Number 64883922 at which she got good results.
cannot study A/L science as I have lost both eyes and the right
hand. So I will study Arts subjects and I want to be a teacher”,
Vijayaluxmi Wickramarasa (20) is another war victim at the Nuffield
school. She was born in Point Pedro and entered Punithanagar Katkovalam
school and Varani Maha Viththiyalam for primary education. Gradually
displaced by the war, Vijayalauxmi got injured in 2009 at Puthumatthalan.
She lost her eyes, right hand and fingers of the left hand. But
robustness in Vijayalauxmi guided her to be successful in GCE O/L
examination in 2010 under the Index Number 64883892 as a student
of Nuffield school.
“My aim is to become a music teacher,” she revealed her ambition.
Vikneswaran (23) born in Oddusudan is an old pupil of Nedunkerni
Maha Viththiyalam. He says that his father died in 2008 in Suganthirapuram.
“I was injured in 2006 at Oddusudan. I lost my eyes, right hand
and three fingers of the left hand. After the war was over I came
to this school”, Santhirarasa says. He has got good results at the
GCE O/L examination 2010 under the Index Number 64883876.
Santhirarasa says he wants to be a lawyer.
(22) who successfully got through the GCE O/L under the Index Number
64883884 was a resident in Kankesanthurai and an old pupil of Manipay
St. Anne’s College. After being displaced by the war, he went to
Vavunikulam Balinagar in Mullaithivu District and finally came to
Vellamullivaikkal where he sustained injuries loosing both eyes.
will study Arts subjects to be a lawyer”, Vijayakumar says.
special approval of Mr. Anura Edirisiinghe, Commissioner General
Examination, Christida, Vijayaluxmi, Santhirarasa and Vijayakumar
were assisted by three invigilators at the examination. One invigilator
read out the questions, the other one wrote answers orally given
by candidates while another recordeed the answers given.
These exemplary characters convey the message to the world that
nothing is impossible if there is courage and determination. But
they need affection and care of others to be a part of our society.