Bhimavarapu Mouli Aravind

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aravindBhimavarapu Mouli Aravind is a student with visual impairment from Nellore in Andhra Pradesh. Even though Aravind lost his eye-sight early in in his childhood due to an unfortunate accident and lack of proper medical care, Aravind never lost his fighting spirit. He has completed his plus two under the Andhra Pradesh State Board and has secured a stellar 91.2 percent in the Commerce stream.

Arvind’s father is a compounder in a hospital while his mother is a homemaker. He has a younger brother who studies in the 9th standard. Arvind’s interests include playing cricket and listening to music. He was introduced to the idea of studying law through an IDIA sensitization program conducted at his school.

In his interview published in the Times of India, Aravind said:

“When I was in class XII, my life changed as I met IDIA (Increasing Diversity by Increasing Access to Legal Education) representatives who coach Common Law Admission Test aspirants free. IDIA, a pan-India organisation, conducted an entrance test in which I topped. I always thought lawyers are good for nothing. They simply sit under a tree and charge Rs 300-500 per case. But my opinion changed when Shamnad Basheer of IDIA talked to me about the significance of law and a lawyer’s role in moulding society.”

Despite all the hurdles, Aravind performed brilliantly in law entrance examination and secured All India PWD Rank of 10 in the CLAT and PWD Rank 3 in NLU Odisha entrance examination. Aravind secured admission at NUJS, Kolkata. While he believes that law is a very interesting and challenging field of study, his ultimate, long-cherished dream is to become an I.A.S. officer. His role model is Mr. Srinivasulu, a visually challenged I.A.S. officer from his own hometown. Arvind wants to become successful not only for the personal achievement but also to be a role model for other visually challenged students like him.

He represented his university at the National Convention for Youth with Disabilities 2013; where he engaged on issues relating to disability rights. Read his account of the convention here. He has also written on various other topics.

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