They were abandoned at birth and have been taken care of by a hospital. The conjoined twins of Hyderabad – Veena, and Vani – have stepped over all hurdles and are taking their 12th class examinations now.
At the center where their exams were held, special arrangements were made for the conjoined twins, but they refused special facilities, saying they wanted to excel through their hard work and merit. They also refused to take any extra time to complete their exam.
The invigilator at the center, Aruna, remarked that the twins completed the paper five minutes before time. When they were asked how they managed to write the exam on time, the twins said that they 'write pretty fast.'
While some conjoined twins can be separated post birth, many either succumb to medical problems or remain joined like Veena and Vani. In their case, they share some critical blood vessels, which made it impossible for the doctors to separate them.
But the twins say they want to become chartered accountants. They want to join a foundation post 12th and do a course to become chartered accountants. However, they share their little secret that they never talk to each other during exams as both of them are competitive.
The twins were born to a couple in the Warangal district on October 15, 2003. Their parents could not make ends meet and abandoned the kids. Even recently, when they were asked if they wanted to take them back, the couple refused to do so, citing financial problems.