Moved by eight-year-old boy Abdul Qadir's determination to study despite losing both his arms, chief secretary Anthony deSa has promised him prosthetic arms at the government's expense.
Resident of Ratlam, Qadir came to Bhopal in May last year. He received a high voltage shock from one of the scattered electricity lines on the rooftop of his house when he was praying. He was rushed to the hospital where the doctors decided to amputate his arms.
The incident had left both Qadir and his parents dejected and his father Hussain Indori and mother Fatima Indori started thinking of their boy's future without arms. Later, the parents came to know about prosthetic hands worth Rs 12 to Rs 15 lakh.
Unable to bear the cost, the parents approached the chief secretary on Thursday. During the interaction with deSa, Qadir said he wants to study irrespective of whatever odds come his way.