Karnataka: Ten-year-Old Differently-abled Girl Stitches Masks For SSLC Students

Ten-year-old, Sindhuri was born without the part below her left hand elbow.

Ria Das
Jun 26, 2020 12:52 IST
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Ten-year-old Sindhuri, a resident of Udupi, Karnataka, took up a challenge to stitch face masks for students as the cases of novel coronavirus infection keep soaring in the country. This differently-abled girl, who operates her sewing machine with one hand, is a sixth standard student at Santhekatte Kallianpur. She made as many as 15 masks and distributed them to the students who appeared for School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) exams on June 25. Sindhuri does not have the part below her left-hand elbow since birth, Hindustan Times reported.


“10-year-old Sindhuri hails from Udupi. She is a differently abled girl. Even then, she has sewn masks with her one hand and distributed them to the needy. Actually, Sindhuri on Thursday distributed this mask to the students appearing for SSLC examination,” an ANI report said.

What You Should Know

  • Sindhuri, 10, is a specially-abled girl from Karnataka who made 15 masks on Thursday for SSLC students.
  • Sindhuri was born without the part below her left hand elbow.
  • She now targets to make and distribute 1 lakh mask to the needy.

After receiving all the appreciation, now Sindhuri is motivated to make one lakh masks for the needy people. “It was the target of scout and guide wings to distribute 1 lakh mask to the SSLC students. I stitched 15 masks. Initially, I was hesitant to stitch with a single hand. My mother supported me to stitch the mask. Now all are appreciating me,” she told to ANI.

Sindhuri goes to Mount Rosary English Medium School at Santhekatte Kallianpur. She is a keen student and a fast learner, as described by her teachers. She is now determined to do her part in the fight against COVID-19. Since this morning, pictures of Sindhuri stitching face masks with the help of a sewing machine have gone viral on social media. Netizens are calling her a corona warrior and praising her efforts to make the masks in the time of need.

Meanwhile, as SSLC exams began in Karnataka on Thursday, 98.3 percent turnout was recorded across the state on day one, according to Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board (KSEEB) officials.


A total of 8,48,203 students have registered for this year's exam which will end on July 4. Also, 978 students attended the exam from containment zones. All social distancing and prevention guidelines put forth by the Health Department were strictly followed. Masks were mandatory, reported the Indian Express.Little Sindhuri's hardwork was applauded by many. She inspired others with her act of courage and compassion.

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