Kolkata: At a time when drop-out ratio of Muslim girls are on a rise, a school-going girl with disability through sheer hard work has become a role model, and an inspiring example of human grit and determination.
Anarkali Khatun, born without both her hands, did not let this 'inability' hold her back, rather she found a way to overcome it. With the help of her mother, she perfected the art of writing with her feet, and is all set to take her board exams this year.
Daughter of a poor farmer, Anarkali Khatun takes the herculean task of doing things with her feet with a broad smile.
"We all feel proud of her that she has come this far with her hard work," her sister is seen as saying in a video posted by India Today Television.
Anarkali Khatun wants to continue her education to become a teacher and teach others.
"I want to be a teacher and want to teach others. I want people like me should feel motivated by me," Anarkali Khatun is seen as saying in the video.
Khatun also wants to rid her father of his debt.
West Bengal has about 27% Muslim population. But, they are lagging in all sorts, and are comprising of socially and educationally most backward and poor people.
Against this backdrop, girls like Anarkali Khatun are really a ray of hope.