K Asna is an inspiration for us all. The 24-year-old overcome many challenges to become a doctor. She had lost a leg a in a blast in Kannur, Kerala, 18 years ago. But that didn't stop her from following her dreams.
It was in year 2000 that political violence blew Asna's world apart. She lost her leg in the crude bomb attack. But the determined girl didn’t give up on her dreams. Last week, she graduated from a medical college, that too with distinction.
Asna said, “My dream is fulfilled. The pain made me strong and determined but I am sad that bloodshed continues in my district.”
The fateful day
She still remembers the pain when her right leg was blown off. Asna was only 6 years old at the time. She was playing with her young brother, Anand, in front of their home in Poovathur village. Apparently, a group of RSS workers threw a home-assembled bomb at their house. Asma was discharged after three months with a prosthetic limb.
A tiff between political parties led to the bomb attack. Asma's father, K Nanu, who belongs to a Congress family, had a tiff with the local RSS leaders, which reportedly led to the attack. After the incident, the district Congress committee funded her treatment and education.
Her father even had to shut down his teas shop because he had to carry her to school and back every day
Asna too never gave up. When she joined the Kozhikode college for MBBS, she faced difficulty in getting to the third-floor classes. The matter was taken to then chief minister Oommen Chandy, who sanctioned a lift for the building.
In 2008, 13 RSS and BJP workers were held guilty of the bomb attack.
“I really struggled to come up in life. At times my amputated leg bleeds inside the prosthesis. My only prayer is that nobody faces such a fate,” she said
Cheers to Asna for this incredible achievement! She is a real-life example of overcoming adversity and achieving success.
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