Sabitha Monis, 30, from Mangaluru was born without her arms. However, this didn’t deter her from performing any job. The informed citizen has never missed any polls, be it local, assembly or national elections. In the absence of her arms, Sabitha uses her toes to cast her vote. She has never missed any election, be it local, assembly or national elections. Her willpower and sense of social responsibility are commendable.
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Voting is our responsibility
After voting, election officials put the ink of her toe. She told TOI about her experience and the issues she faced. “Voting is our responsibility. If we choose to stay back on the day of the election, we may cause a bad politician to be elected. Voting is my right, I have been doing it without fail. Initially, I felt a little awkward to go to the polling station, but not anymore.”
Sabitha strongly believes that to make a change in society, voting is the first step. It gives citizens the power to elect their political representatives. As a result, they get a chance to hold their representatives accountable.
Sabitha hails from a village at Gardady in Belthangady taluk, Dakshina Kannada district. The postgraduate in MSW and sociology currently works as a student welfare officer at Alva’s Education Foundation. All her life, she has been writing all her exams using her feet. Her physical restrictions have not stopped her from being a consistent academic performer.
“She has passed MSW with 67 per cent, BA with 67 per cent and PUC with 81 per cent marks from Government Junior College, Venur, Belthangady. The consistent performer got 71 per cent in SSLC and passed PG Diploma in human resource management with a first class from Kuvempu Open University. She also got a first class in the MA sociology course, from the Kuvempu Open University,” The TOI reported.
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Nimisha Is An Intern With SheThePeople.TV