Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Tamanna, born without arms and one leg, aces SSC tests with GPA-5

  • Asaduzzaman Asad, Benapole Correspondent, bdnews24.com
    Published: 2019-05-06 21:05:43 BdST

Tamanna Nura, the young girl who was born without arms and one leg, has passed this year's SSC examinations with flying colours: she has secured GPA-5 from Jashore Board.

Tamanna, who hails from Alipur village in Jashore’s Jhikargachha Upazila, had also performed brilliantly in PEC and JSC tests.

She sat this year’s SSC exams from Azmain Adas School, a private institution in Bakra.

"Tamanna secured GPA-5 like she did in PEC and JSC tests," said Helal Khan, the head teacher of the school.

"Tamanna has trained her leg to draw pictures as well as graphs for geometry and science. She won several prizes in the Upazila for her creative drawings," he said.

“She was born without two arms and a leg. But she is able to do almost all works due to her will power,” her mother Khadiza Parvin Shilpi told bdnews24.com.

“She used to eat using her leg. She learned to turn the pages of her books, draw pictures and margins on her class notes. Now all these have become part of her daily routine.”

Tamanna has always been drawn to learning. Shilpi says she taught her daughter the basics of writing and witnessed her become a natural within a short time.

“I thought she reads well. So why won’t she be able to write? I stuck a pen between her toes and taught her to write. In a few days, she got a good grasp.

“But back then schools did not want to take her in as a student,” her mother remembers.

Rubina Akter, a teacher of the school, had arranged for her admission when her father pleaded with her for help.

"Tamanna is a very talented girl. Her memory is sharp. After she got in, the other students found it difficult to keep up with her. She came first while moving up from class two to three,” Rubina said.

Tamanna told bdnews24.com she wants to live her life as an independent person.

“I want to be a doctor. I want to work to prove that people with disabilities are not a burden on this society.”

“We had faced many insults because of my daughter’s disabilities. But when I returned home from Malaysia, I decided that we’ll give her the education she deserves,” her father Raushan Ali, a local trader, says, speaking to bdnews24.com.

Using her wheelchair, Tamanna attended classes with the support of her family. She used to sit on a separate table during the classes.

Tamanna’s younger sister Momtahena Roshmi is a student of class three and their brother ‘Mohibullah’ is 4 years old.