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Specially-abled 14-yr-old Bihar girl aspires to become a teacher

A 14-year-old specially-abled girl hailing from Bihar’s Patna has become the epitome of courage and grit to move forward in life as she continued to peruse her education by learning to write with her toes after she lost both her hands in an accident.

Specially-abled 14-yr-old Bihar girl aspires to become a teacher
File Photo : Tanu Kumari


Over a span of 7 long years, Tanu Kumari displayed immense determination to find solutions to overcome the challenges posed by her disability. She studies at a government school and is enrolled as a regular student in class 10. The young girl also said that she aspires to become a teacher.

“I do not feel that I will be left behind because of my disability. After the accident, I gradually learnt how to write with my toes. Apart from studying, I love to participate in sports and painting activities,” she said.

Her mother, Suha Devi, expressed confidence in her daughter and said that she is proud of her. “In 2014, while she was playing at the terrace, she touched live electric wires, because of which she lost her hands. Initially, we faced a lot of problems But I am happy that she has the willpower to learn to do her daily chores with her legs. I am extremely proud of her,” Devi said.

Tanu’s father Anil Kumar, who works as a delivery man of gas cylinders, hopes that the government would provide Tanu necessary aid.

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