An Unseen Journey
Nitin is a visually impaired boy from village Barhana, district Bulandshahr, UP. His father is a farmer and mother a home maker. He was academically good but unfortunately Nitin lost his eye sight in class ten.
For some time he and his family lost hope but Nitin was a strong-willed boy. He did not give up. "I wanted to study Science, and loss of vision could no way stop me," said Nitin.
He came to Delhi for higher studies but no government school was willing to admit Nitin in Science stream. Even the teachers advised him against it.
But Nitin was made of steel and was determined to find a way to study Science. It's then that he came in contact with Tech Mahindra Foundation's education programme for the disabled through ARISE+. The Foundation helped him by providing Braille books. He was admitted in a school and took Maths and Biology as majors along with other core science subjects. Nitin came alive with hope, he was determined to succeed. He completed his class 12th with 86.8%. But this was not all. He appeared in the country's most prestigious competitive exam the IIT and qualified with a general rank of 163. We are proud of Nitin.
To enable him to complete his B.Tech degree Tech Mahindra Foundation has now provided him with a laptop.
We wish Nitin good luck for a bright future!