India is full of talent and a girl from West Bengal proves
the fact. Anarkali Khatun, born without both her hands, did not let this
'inability' hold her back; rather she found a way to overcome it.
She will be taking the board exams this year as she learned
to write with her feet. She took help of her mother. She said that she aspires
to be a teacher and want people like her to get motivated by her. By becoming a
teacher, she wants to further education.
She is a daughter of a poor farmer and is hard working as
despite being disabled, she performs every task with her feet and a broad
Her sister feels proud of her that she has managed to come
this far. She has proved that nothing is impossible and disability is a state
of mind. She has dreams of making her father debt free. Just like Anarkali. Some
others who overcame their disability to become an inspiration for others are-
A 21 year old boy called, Tejasvi Sharma has been recognized
as the most flexible handicapped yoga champion, after he flawlessly performed
some of the hardest asanas, despite having 69 % disability. He has also been
recognized by the 'Unique World Records', a global record book of India origin.
He was just nine years when he got afflicted with polio in
both his legs. Right now, he is a final year student of German Studies at
esteemed Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).
Another inspiring person is Kartik Sawhney, who was born
blind, became the first visually impaired Indian student to score 95 percent in
CBSE boards, that too from the science stream. He was refused to sit in IIT
entrance due to his disability but he managed to get a fully funded scholarship
from Stanford University to pursue a 5 year engineering course.
Not only this, he will be presented an award in London by
Her Majesty, the Queen in June 2016 as he has been selected as one of the 60
winners of the prestigious Queen's Young Leaders award from across 53