Most people with disabilities are generally resourceful and creative in one way or another. Our society must remember this and not miss a single opportunity to compliment or praise even the most minimal efforts. This would act as an efficient booster of confidence for them.
Numerous stories are often missing from mainstream media, but we have tried to bring you an inspiring story from Assam’s Udalguri district that reveals – an unsung blind activist fought for inclusive education for long.
30-year-old Sanjib Das, who is blind himself, had decided to set up a free school for the specially-abled children and over the past 1 year there has been a greater effort, backed up by some philanthropists, to integrate specially-abled children into mainstream education.
The school was founded in 2018. At present, there is a total of eighty-four students studying in the school. It may be mentioned that Sanjib had started a fundraising campaign for the school and had collected Rs. 1.5 lakh.
In addition to this, Gopal Das, a neighbour has donated 1.5 bigha lands to join hand with the noble initiative.
In 2009, Sanjib had passed the CBSE Class-X board examination with flying colours. Later, he passed the HSSLC examination with 80 percent marks.