Differently abled teenager excels in class X boards

For his exceptional spirit and courage, Bikram was conferred with National Child Achievement Award by the Ministry of Women and Child Welfare in 2010.

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Gangtok, May 9: Bikram Bhattarai , a student of Sama Government Secondary school ( East Sikkim) who wrote his exam using his feet has scored 72% in the CBSE class 10 board exam 2019. 

16 year old Bikram was born without hands but he carries an incredible array of activities using his feet as his hands, which might seem difficult for others.

“He was always a bright child who never lost confidence because of his physical challenges. People in the village taunted us for giving birth to a child without hands saying it’s a bad omen and would bring badluck to our family, but the same people now doesn’t stop appreacting Bikram’s skill.

Son of Januka and Narpati Bhattarai of Sama Lingdum village, the boy’s disability did not stop him from living the life fullest. 

“I am happy with the marks which I scored in board exam. I want to become an electrical engineer”, said Bikram who has opted for Science  class XI with a  combination of – Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics at Senior Secondary school in Ranka.

Expressing happiness, the father, Narpati Bhattarai said he would help his son achieve his dream against all odds.

“He was always a bright child who never lost confidence because of his physical challenges. People in the village taunted us for giving birth to a child without hands saying it’s a bad omen and would bring badluck to our family, but the same people now doesn’t stop appreacting Bikram’s skill.

For his exceptional spirit and courage, Bikram was conferred with National Child Achievement Award by the Ministry of Women and Child Welfare in 2010.

From eating, bathing, using mobile and laptop, brushing, painting Bikram does it all using his feet.

His family gave him all the support and stood by him at all times.

” My family is my biggest strength and support. They have encouraged, guided and stood for me always. I want to make my parents swell with proud someday” says Bikram.

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