In a world where even healthy people find excuses to sit home and do nothing, a 15-year-old Sadiq Sarwar Rather-a specially-abled boy from Bandipora qualified class 10th exam with over 300 marks and is earning appreciation for braving all odds.
Sadiq a resident of Chattibandi Bandipora was born with a disability deaf and dumb. However, he decided not to let his health condition hamper her dreams.
Although his family was supportive at every stage, he had to fight ‘taboo’ and ‘prejudices’ prevailing in the society.
His mother Gulshan Banoo said that her all three children including two daughters are deaf and dumb by birth and has lost her husband around a decade before in an accident.
“It is really a challenging task to brought up children with disabilities and it is more challenging when all children have disabilities and that too without a father.” She said.
Initially she admitted their children in locality, however, she later had to move to Abhinandan Home Rambagh Srinagar to educate them.
“For education of my children, I have been living in Srinagar now and there is an immediate need to have seperate schools for disable students in all districts at least.” She said.
“My one daughter has already crossed 12th and another one is in 11th,” she said, adding that, by getting education, my children have become more active and without being deaf and dumb, they are doing all activities like normals.” She added.
Sadiq secured 305 marks only because he had to undergo surgery just before examination and has to undergo another surgery coming monday.
She said that “Everyone must chase their dreams with positive intentions in their mind, which will help them a lot literally.”
She said that government must take steps for their welfare as well as getting Rs 1000 per month isn’t enough to manage their affairs.
“One shouldn’t think that such childrens as burden rather they must treat them very well as it is test for them from Almighty Allah.” She added.