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Odisha teacher, born with disabled hands, educates students writing with toes

10/08/2022 at 4:37 PM

Khordha, Aug 10: Ramdas Murmu, a teacher born with a disability to write with his hands, teaches students writing with toes.

He is appointed at Fasioda Model UP School under Bolagada block in Khordha district for the last six years.

Born in Sanananarayani, a nondescript village in the tribal-dominated Mayurbhanj district of Odisha, Murmu found it difficult to write with his disabled hands when he joined his village school. But he was determined to attend school.

It was then he turned his toes into his hands and began writing with them using chalk. Later, he practised with the pen.

He passed the matric examination in 2007 and joined college the next year due to illness. Ramdas completed +2 science in 2010.

During the first year of his Plus III, Ramdas got selected for government certificate training (CT) training course. He got appointed as a teacher in 2016 through the Odisha government recruitment process.

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