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In this story, mother’s grit lights up her kids’ darkness

Paramjit Kaur, 50, was left shocked when she discovered that both her children were born visually impaired. Accepting her fate and determined to not let her children’s impairment come in their way, she took it upon herself to nurture them so that they could carve a niche in the society.

punjab Updated: May 08, 2016 17:21 IST
Tarsem Singh Deogan
Both Paramjit Kaur’s children were born visuallyimpaired. She’s seen here with son Narinder Singh
Both Paramjit Kaur’s children were born visuallyimpaired. She’s seen here with son Narinder Singh(Sikander Singh Chopra/HT Photo)

Paramjit Kaur, 50, was left shocked when she discovered that both her children were born visually impaired. Accepting her fate and determined to not let her children’s impairment come in their way, she took it upon herself to nurture them so that they could carve a niche in the society.

While Paramjit’s daughter Navneet Kaur, 29, works as a music teacher in Kendriya Vidyalya (KV), Jalandhar, her 28-year-old son Narinder Singh, teaches music at Kundan Vidya Mandir School, Civil Lines. Narinder is also a music mentor at the Indian Idol Academy, Ludhiana and teaches music to overseas students through Skype.

Narinder Singh’s claim to fame is Anjana Padmanabhan, winner of Indian Idol Junior season -1, who is getting her vocal training from him through Skype, since past five months.

Paramjit Kaur, resident of Rishi Nagar, is a housewife. To find out both her children were born blind was shocking. Both were blind from the birth and doctors said there is no hope of rectifying it.

“I prepared myself for the challenge and got my children admitted in Vocational Rehabilitation Training Centre (VRTC) for Blind,” said Paramjit Kaur.

Paramjit’s husband, Jaspal Singh is an auto rickshaw driver. The financial condition was not so good, but she never gave up.

Narinder Singh said he cannot see, but he can very well imagine what his mother went through. She always inspired them and helped them in settling down in life.