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Indian school has 17 pairs of identical twins

Storytrender 13/06/2018 Caters News Agency

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A school in northern India has its teachers baffled - because of 17 pairs of twins.

The incredible twins are aged between three and 15 and study at the Green Land Public School in Pathankot in Punjab. 

The presence of so many identical twins certainly make the school unique but many teachers say they have their own share of problems identifying the kids. 

"They are nearly all identical and look so same that even teachers are confused to identify who is who," said Dr. Jyoti Thakur, the principal of the school.

Among the twins, there are eight pairs of girls and six pairs of boys while three pairs are brothers and sisters in the total strength of 1600. 

While the school has become the go-to-centre of education for such twins in the town, the principal said it was a mere coincidence that such admissions started happening five years ago when she opened the school.

Dr Jyoti, who has has been teaching for last 25 years, said: "There is no special policy to attract twins. 

"Whenever twins are born in town and surrounding areas, their parents get them to Green Land Public School. It has now become more of a local sentiment.

" I started this school in 2013, initially there were three pair of twins but gradually it increased to seventeen." Pairs belongs to class nursery to ninth class.  I personally visit every class to meet twins and sometimes it is really confusing to identify them."

" I started this school in 2013, initially there were three pair of twins but gradually it increased to seventeen." Pairs belongs to class nursery to ninth class.  I personally visit every class to meet twins and sometimes it is really confusing to identify them."

"Whenever new pair of twins comes in our school for admission, we feel ecstatic and try to provide comfortable environment by introducing them with older pairs," she said.

All the children wear same uniform and share lunch with each other. 

One student Naina said: "It is amazing to find more twins who look same in the school. We fell comfortable with them. We are all family members now. We are like a big clan."

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