The college authorities require the student to have not more than 70% disability level ( I dont know how they come up with these figures). She was certified to be 65% disable in one report and 87% in another later. How can the figures change so much ?
Why cant they tweak things a bit to accomodate this girl.
A three-member board set up by the college to re-examine Sushmita's
disability claims that she suffers from severe post-polio palsy and has
virtually no muscle power in her legs. "She suffers from severe motor disability
the grade is 87 per cent and she can not take the strain of study and also
future work. She should have been advised to pursues a sedentary job," said Dr
Ramesh Nanda, CDMO in Sambalpur.
Is it just that they are worried about the girl bearing the strain, or is it their own stress and strain in teaching this girl that they are talking about.
Without giving up Sushmita took the entrance exam again this year only to
have her hopes dashed again. "These conflicting reports have marred my career.
Such irresponsibility has killed my desire to go ahead in life," Sushmita said.
She says her desire to go ahead in life has been killed, but the harsh truth is that our own dreams of a great developed nation takes a beating here.
"I have even lost the zeal to live. I have said all this in my mail to the
[Indian] President. I strongly believe he will come to my rescue," she
We hope so too, that he comes to her rescue. But this is just one case. Going ahead how many such lives can the president alone come and rescue.
There is a role society can play in working with NGO`s to overcome such situations and provide such children a meaning to their lives. Perhaps the society can work on creating a special institution in itself for these physically challenged but intellectually great sons and daughters of the soil. Does anyone know of such efforts ? If so, a proper step would be to spread some awareness.