Student who writes with his legs, denied admission due to disability

Despite the government promoting inclusion in education, a disabled teenager from Indore has been facing challenges in education.

14 years old Parsingh Pariha has deformed hands and uses his legs to write.

He is a tribal student from Ambapani village and has been refused admission by several institutes in his area due to disability.

After being rejected by many private and government educational institution, he has managed to secure admission in a government school in Madhya Pradesh's Barwani district.

Parsingh Pariha raised the issue of being denied admission to the administration of Barwani district during a public hearing on 7 August.

A senior government official has said that based on the complaint filed by Pariha, the schools that denied him admission will be investigated. Action is expected to be taken against the schools once the report is submitted.

Parsingh Pariha has now joined the Government Boys Higher Secondary School Number 2 in Barwani. The school principal is supportive of the new student and calls his writing skills "very good".

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