Anantnag, Jun 22 (KNO): Two deaf and mute orphan siblings from the Hussanpora Bagh area of Bijbehara in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district have passed the 10th class examination with flying colours the results of which were declared on Monday.
Mohammad Ahsan and Bisma Jan, the students of the Zaiba Appa Institute of Inclusive Education, Bijbehara, have secured 361 and 389 marks respectively. The siblings lost their parents around a decade ago and are raised by their brother.
Talking to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) in a sign language explained by their teacher, Ahsaan and Bisma said they are thankful to Javed Ahmad Tak, a Padma Shri awardee who started this school where hundreds of specially-abled students are receiving education.
They said that people with disabilities should never lose their hope but follow their dreams with passion. “They too can lead a successful and cheerful life,” they said.
The siblings, however, said there should be separate schools and colleges for the specially-abled children so as to “lead an independent life”.
Their brother Owais Ahmad while talking to KNO said he suffered a lot, especially when both Ahsaan and Bisma were studying in primary classes.
“I work as a labourer and I will leave no stone unturned to make them continue their education so that they get a good job and won’t remain dependent on anyone in life,” he said—(KNO)