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PTI Last Updated at 09-08-2018 19:31:58 IST India

A physically-disabled teenager,

who writes with his legs due to his hands being deformed, has

been admitted to a government school in Madhya Pradesh's

Barwani district after being denied admission by several other

institutions due to his disability.

Parsingh Parihar (14), a tribal student from Ambapani

village, had complained about his plight to the administration

of Barwani district, over 150 kilometres from here, on August

7 during a public hearing.

"I belong to a poor family and wish to study after the

eighth standard. But no private or government educational

institution is giving me admission. Teachers are stating that

since I write with my legs, they cant admit me to school,"

Parihar said in his application.

A senior government official said that a probe had

been ordered and action would be taken against the erring


"We have admitted Parsingh to a government school in

Barwani. The District Project Coordinator (DPC) has been

directed to probe why schools denied the teenager admission.

Action will be taken against the schools once the report is

submitted," Barwani district collector Amit Tomar told PTI.

Iqbal Adil, principal of the Government Boys Higher

Secondary School Number 2 in Barwani in which Parihar has got

admission, praised the teenager and called his writing skills

"very good".

"He is happy and is studying like any other child

here. His writing is very good and nobody can claim, after

seeing it, that Parsingh writes with his legs," Adil said.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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