Patna: Seema Kumari, a 10-year old school girl of Bihar’s Jamui district has become the talking point for her will power.
Seema lost one leg as it came under the wheels of a tractor in her native village Fatehpur two years ago. During the treatment doctors suggested that she may die if her injured leg was not severed.
Despite losing her one leg, Seema did not lost hope. She goes to school 1km away from her home with a school bag on her back.
“I want to study and become a teacher so that I could teach the next generation students,” Seema, a class 4 student says.
“My father and mother are not literate. They are labourers. My father is a migrant labourer while mother is staying in the village and working in a brick kiln,” Seema says.
Her mother Beby Devi says: “When she lost her leg in a road accident, she was staying at home. As other students used to go to school, she often insisted that she also wanted to go to school. Due to her obstinacy, we got her admitted to the government school of the village. Now, she does every work including wearing school dress, arranging books in the school bag, putting it on the back and reaching school on her own. She never takes help from any person to reach school.”
A video of Seema went viral on social media.
Following the video, Jamui district magistrate Awanish Kumar and other senior officials went to Fatehpur village on Wednesday and gave her a tri-cycle. The officials are also mulling to arrange an artificial leg for her.
Ashok Chaudhary, Bihar Building Construction Minister, tweeted: “Seema will study and she will also walk.”
While her story has inspired many on social media, politicians and celebs are also taking note of the courageous girl. Bollywood actor Sonu Sood, who is known for helping people in a crisis, saw this video and tweeted in Hindi “Ab yeh apne ek nahi dono pairon par kood kar sckool jaygi. Ticket bhej raha hoon, chaliye dono pairon par chalne ka samay aa gaya. (Now she will go to school by jumping on not one but both feet. I am sending the ticket, the time has come to walk on two feet.)”