MANGALDAI, June 3 - This is the story of the unbelievable will power, determination and hard work of a teenage girl of Jyoti Nagar, ward no-8, Mangaldai who actually has made the hard work of all the other meritorious students look pretty small. The girl who reminds everyone about none other than �Stephen Hawkings�, the world famous scientist is Rupsikha Nath.
Differently-abled Rupsikha, the youngest of the three children of SI Kamaleswar Nath and SI Hemanti Nath (both now working in the District Special Branch in Darrang) of Jyoti Nagar here, since her birth had to accept their struggle for life as a daily routine as she was suffering from locomotor disability. The lower portion of her body and left hand has remained paralysed since birth leaving her completely bed-ridden. The wheelchair and the bed became her only resort. This bed-ridden special girl with extraordinary will power, determination and hard work has proved that physical disability can never be a barrier to showcase one�s academic potential and secured star marks in HSLC with letter marks in five subjects. She obtained 83 in Assamese, 80 in English, 84 in General Science, 82 in Social Science, 80 in Hindi and 69 in General Mathematics.
The alleged negligence committed by the attending doctor at the time of her birth has compelled Rupsikha to accept her physical disability. The parents while serving in the State Police department with very less time to spare for the family, however took it up as a challenge and decided to take every possible measure for the child. Rupsikha completed her primary education from Uttar Mangaldai Primary School but was not allowed admission in any government school to pursue her education in upper primary level. However, the management and the kind-hearted Principal of Bhupendra Narayan Jatiya Vidyalaya allowed her admission and arranged for a special chair without causing any disturbance to other students.
Rupsikha who likes reading books on subjects related to the society and humanities considers Dr Bhabendra Nath Saikia and Anuradha Sarma Pujari as her two favourite authors. While talking to the media Rupsikha expressed her future goal to become an officer of the Civil Services following completion of graduation with Major in History. She hopes that if she can become an administrative officer, it will inspire other differently-abled students like her.
Meanwhile, a large number of well wishers including the Superintendent of Police Shreejith Thiraviam visited Rupsikha at her residence and congratulated her on her wonderful achievement and assured her all kinds of guidance and support from his end.