No hands, no money: gutsy Sori girl prevails and inspires
Sori, June 2: Physically challenged Princy Gogoi was born with no hands.
But that has only stopped her from doing one thing – using the words ‘I can’t’.
In fact, no school was willing to give Princy admission before the authorities at Sori Jatiya Vidyalaya in Sivasagar district embraced her. Her never-say-die attitude and steely courage filly paid off and she proved many people wrong today.
Braving all odds, Princy passed the High School Leaving Certificate examition of SEBA with second division marks, at a time when nearly 1.5 lakh students could not clear it.
Born to a daily wage earner Jaganth Gogoi and Beauty Gogoi, Princy comes from an extremely poor background. Her mother churns out dresses in the loom occasiolly to meet household expenses.
“I wrote with my feet. I am grateful to the teachers at my school who guided me, both mentally and physically. I needed a little support physically which my teachers used to provide. They have motivated me a lot,” she says, hoping that support from her teachers will continue.
“Some people were even saying I was wasting my time going to school. Only my parents and teachers steadfastly encouraged me. I know my result will be a shock to many people, for they never expected me to get any farther with my education,” said the girl.
Education Minister Sarat Barkataky and former AASU leader Tapan Gogoi visited Princy at her residence today, assuring to help her out in pursuing higher studies.