Anantnag: In a world where even healthy people find excuses to sit home and do nothing, a specially-abled 17-year-old girl cleared the Class 10th exams with over 90 per cent marks and is receiving huge appreciation.
Tabia Iqbal from Shangus Nowgam area of Anantnag was born with both legs dysfunctional. Initially, she was not able to walk properly. However, she decided not to let her health condition hamper her dreams, and secured 452 marks out of 500 in her exams the results of which were declared on Friday.
Although her family was supportive at every stage, she had to fight taboos and prejudices prevalent in society.
Speaking to KNO in sign language explained by her mother, Muneera Akhtar, Tabia said, “I am deaf and dumb and have not attended any school for the last seven years. I am suffering from an arthritic condition and I am bound to my wheelchair.”
Tabia, while giving a message to the young generation of Kashmir, particularly those from South Kashmir, said that “everyone must chase his dreams with positive intentions in their mind, which will help them a lot literally.”
Her father, Peer Mohammad Iqbal, said she never attended school since Class 3 and since then, a teacher would come to her residence to teach her, adding that for the treatment of girl they treated her at many hospitals without much benefit.
He thanked the principal of the local private school, Fayaz Ahmad, for helping his daughter in her studies. (KNO)