Disabled Girl Who Dreams Of Being CA Goes To College On Dad's Shoulders

Charvi Kathuria
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A disabled girl from Vadodara is slogging day and night to fulfil her dream of studying Chartered Accountancy. Studying Bachelors of Commerce at the Faculty of Commerce of M S University, Ayesha attends her classes with the help of her father who carries her on his shoulders to the university, TOI reported. Lack of finances and inability to walk are two of Ayesha's biggest handicaps, but she is undeterred.


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"We don't have financial resources to let her pursue CA course. But she is insisting on completing her studies," her father told mediapersons. He works as a labourer while the mother does sewing work in their house in Godhra town.

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The girl's resolve to study, however, didn't go unnoticed. Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) councillor from BJP Vijay Pawar and Congress councillor Gulamfarid Lakhajiwala offered Rs 2,000 each every month to the girl as aid from the honorarium that they receive.

Pawar said he took the decision after getting to know about the girl's plight. "It can take care of her commuting expenses. Our Prime Minister takes special care of the disabled; he also promotes girl child's education and hence, I decided to take the step," he said.

Lakhajiwala said he has been helping the needy from his honorarium ever since he became a councillor. "I will start helping the girl from Godhra too," he assured.


A visually challenged girl from the same city did the unthinkable by cracking the CAT exam and getting admitted to IIM Ahmedabad in April this year. Prachi told TOI that she aspires to have her own start-up and hopes to open an NGO for the blind.

The determination girls like Ayesha and Prachi are showing to complete their studies deserves a lot of praise. Young girls like them who do not give up easily  despite trials and tribulations are an inspiration for everyone.

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