A school in Mohali near Chandigarh has come to the aid of one of its students — a differently abled girl — by installing a lift on its premises.

Vasu Bansal, an VIII class student of the Vivek High School, Sector 70, Mohali, suffers from polio. Her problem used to make it difficult for her to move from one floor to another. On Tuesday (Oct 31), Vasu beamed with joy as she inaugurated the lift at her school.

In a bid to make to make the movement of a differently abled girl easier, the Vivek High School, Sector 70, Mohali has installed a lift at its premises.

The lift has been installed at a cost of Rs 14 lakh

“It is very thoughtful of the school management to care for me so much. For my convenience, it has installed the lift,” Vasu told HT.

She added that she was happy that her school was sensitive in understanding her problem. With age, Vasu has been gaining weight and movement has become difficult for her.

The principal told HT that they hadn’t felt the need to install a lift till now as a maid would always be there to carry Vasu whenever she needed to go to the upper floors. But she was growing up, and it had become difficult for the maid to help her. Due to this, she hasn’t been able to go to the upper floors.

“Owing to space crunch, we could not construct a ramp that could allow her to move on her wheelchair. We therefore decided to install a lift so that she too can avail the opportunities enjoyed by others,” the principal said.

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The girl’s father, Rajnish Bansal, owns a business and her mother Shivani Bansal is a homemaker. Her younger brother is a class 6 student in the same school. The family resides in Sector 67, Mohali.

Besides easing her movement, the lift will also be utilised for the sick and injured students/faculty.

It is good to see that a school takes care of a student’s comfort and takes affirmative measures for the same.
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