You don’t need a magic wand to become successful in life. All that you need is the willingness to succeed, the will to do things, the ability to move on with grit and determination, hard work and perseverance to try even in tough times. If you have all the qualities, you are destined to accomplish your goal.
Some people are born without arms or hands but that didn’t stop them from touching the pinnacle of success. Let’s learn about three students who defied all odds and achieved great success.
Born without hands, Schoolgirl secures First Division in Class 10 Exams
Jebin Kousar was born without hands but that didn’t stop her from achieving her dreams and aspirations. Jebin is a student of Murajhar HS School in Hojai. She wrote the HSLC 2018 examination with her feet and scored first division marks.
She is a proud student of Gyan Jyoti Academy, a private school in Assam’s Hojai district. Apart from academics, she is more into drawing, something that she has always loved. She wants to jet off to Mumbai, a place where she read about in her Geography book.
The school Principal Afsana Begum Choudhary was pleased to know that her school students have secured the First Division after 17 years. She congratulated Jebin Kousar and other students for their success.
Begum Choudhary said that Jebin’s classmates and teachers have always helped Jebin since the first year of school. Last but not the least, the school principal said that they will always support Jebin in this journey.
“Our school has scored the First Division after 17 years. We are so proud of Jebin Kousar and the other students. We’ve never let her feel like she was different. Her classmates and teachers have helped her since kindergarten and continue to do so even now. We will always be with her in this journey,” said Principal Afsana Begum Choudhury.
After becoming a role model for the children, the school authorities have printed Jebin’s picture on the back cover of all student identity cards. The picture shows that the Jebin Kousar appearing for an exam holding the pen with her feet.
Jebin Kousar’s parents were pumped up after coming to know that their daughter scoring above 60% in the exam. Talking about Jebin’s family background, her father Abdul Jabbar drives a hired auto, while her mother is a homemaker. She is the eldest of six daughters living in a small house in Murajhar, which is 180 km away from Guwahati.
Jebin’s family makes a monthly income of Rs.5000. Murajhar Guidance Junior Trust has done a remarkable job to bear Jebin’s education costs till Class 12.
“I am very happy for her. I raised my daughter with much difficulty. With one hand I used to cook and feed her with the other. She never took tuitions. In fact, her father was only expecting the Second Division,” Fateha Begum, Jebin’s mother adds.
The nearby people at Murajhar say Jebin is a blessing to her parents. She manages day-to-day tasks with her feet. From lifting the school bag to holding a utensil, she does it all by herself. She decided to enrol in the Arts stream at Mariam Ajmal College in Hojai. According to Jebin, she wants to be a school teacher.
Born armless but still, she draws wonderful paintings with legs
If you think that the unfavorable atmosphere has been holding you back from achieving your goals, then Swapna is the perfect example for you that an indomitable spirit can come over all obstacles that life throws at you.
Swapna Augustine, a resident of Ernakulam, Kerala, was born without arms. However, she did not give up. She never confined her dreams to physical weaknesses; today her paintings and works of art have given a wave of shock to thousands of people at many exhibitions.
During her childhood, Swapna managed to do all her works herself. When she was a schoolgirl, she learnt drawings by using her feet. With enormous support from her parents and teachers, she made up her mind to cultivate her talent as an artist and has become a relatively famous artist.
Swapna has been doing social activities as well. She exhibits her paintings among students and inspires them to achieve what they want. Her works have also been published in several national and international websites as well as magazines.
The Youth salutes Swapna’s determinations and perseverance and hopes she will continue to motivate millions more with her breathtaking success and creations.
No hands by birth- Kerala girl wrote Class X exam with legs, scored A+ in all subjects
Devika was born without hands but that didn’t stop her from touching the pinnacle of success.
Devika and her parents do not seem to think she has done anything beyond the bounds of possibility in scoring A+ in all subjects for her 10th-grade exams this year.
Hailing from Malappuram, Kerala, Devika has written all her exams with her feet.
“It’s been like that since birth,” says Devika’s dad Sajeev who is a senior civil police officer in Thenhipalam police station, Malappuram.
Devika was also felicitated by Kerala Police Chief Lokanath Behera. It is her sheer will power and mental strength that drove her to succeed, Lokanath Behera said, while honouring Devika. Her parents admitted that their daughter Devika is an average student.
Thanks to Devika’s mother Sujitha (homemaker) who got Devika to hold the pencil between her feet and learn the alphabet when she was prepared to join the school.
Devika couldn’t have asked for better guidance and assistance from her teachers who were always there to help her combat challenges.
“Teachers at her school helped too, of course. They have all come to visit her after the results were out,” says Sujitha.
Devika can write in Malayalam, English and Hindi. She completed her 10th standard from the Chandan Brothers Higher Secondary School in Vallikunnu and has now chosen ‘Humanities’ for Class XI.
“I like Social Studies,” says Devika, who has very little to speak about her achievements. She likes to sing as well.