Tamanna, a name of defeating disabilities to quest education
DHAKA, Aug 5, 2021 (BSS) – Tamanna Akthar is not only a name but also a burning emblem of defeating disabilities to pursuit education. She proved that just indomitable desire can subdue any barrier. So, without two hands and a leg, she is resolute in questing her desired goal of studying.
Tamanna, a differently able girl, was born with serious physical disabilities that let her know about the extreme reality of society.
With her physical disabilities, she started study like other normal children. She writes with her left leg and also draws art as she came to this earth without two hands and right leg.
But, severe physical barrier can’t stop her to became first at her class and she made impossible possible by writing with leg. Tamanna is moving forward winning her disability with great willingness and tireless efforts.
Tamanna, daughter of Rowshan Ali and Khadiza Parvin, lives at Panisara village in Jhikargacha upazila of Jashore district.
Ali is a small businessman and Parvin is a house wife. They have two daughters and a son. Tamanna is elder daughter of them and she is now a student of class XII.
Tamanna’s younger sister Mumtahina Rasmi is student of class four while brother Muhibul Taj is five-year-old.
Tamanna Akther said, “I wish to become a good human being and to be a doctor. I want to give services to people. My school teachers also help me a lot.”
Her mother Parvin said Tamanna was born on December 12 in 2003 with disability.
“After her birth, we were shocked. We firmly determined to groom her up like other normal children so that she doesn’t become burden of society. We took decision to give her education and gave pen at her leg. But it was not working. Then we gave pen at her mouth. It also failed,” Parvin added.
She said, “We gave pen at her leg again and went to a non-government school to admit her. But the school authority denied admitting Tamanna as she is disabled. Later, we requested a female teacher to teach her for only two months.”
After two months, Tamanna was admitted to Bakra Azmaine Adus School. She was able to write only after two months of her admitting to the school. She passed Primary Education Certificate successfully. She obtained GPA-5 and also achieved scholarship.
Azmaine Adus School Principal Farhan Afroze said Tamanna didn’t take any tuition from any teacher. But she became first in every class.
Khadiza Parvin said Tamanna was admitted to Bakra Jonab Ali Khan High School after passing primary. She also achieved GPA-5 at Junior School Certificate. Now she is reading at class XII with science.
Tamnna has extraordinary qualifications, Parvin said, adding, “But we have no ability to bear her expenses.”
Tamanna’s father Rowsan Ali said, “I can’t do my work properly for Tamanna as she needs extra care. Her mother is busy with household works and we have also two other children”.
“We send her school everyday . . . But she faces problems while in class room,” he added.
Tamanna’s school Headmaster Md Helal Uddin said Tamanna became first in every class. Her writing is clear and she also draws art, he added.