Governor Mr Bandaru Dattatreya interacting with Divyang employee Mr Sunil Kumar during his office inspection
Chandigarh July, 25- During the inspection of Raj Bhavan Office, The Hon’ble Governor of Haryana Shri Bandaru Dattatreya, saw a divyang employee Shri Sunil Kumar working in the Secretary/Governor’s staff, doing typing work with his feet, he could not Resist himself and spoke to Sunil Kumar in detail for about ten minutes and got information about his life. While appreciating the work of Shri Sunil Kumar, the Governor encouraged him and also described Sunil Kumar as a struggling, hardworking and efficient employee.
The Governor Sh. Dattatreya said that along with the government every section of the society will have to come forward to help such differently-abled and needy persons so that these persons can also join the mainstream of the society and play their important role in nation building. He said that it would be his endeavor that the various welfare schemes of the state government should be extended to every deprived and differently-abled person and they would be benefited, along with the programs of organizations like Haryana Red Cross Society, State Child Welfare Council, Speech and Hearing Nishkat Jan Welfare Society.
Actually the story of Sunil Kumar’s life struggle is no less than a Bollywood film story. However, Sunil Kumar action speaks louder then words. He told that he has no information about his parents. When he did not even regain consciousness, at the age of three-four years, due to an electric shot, both his hands were burnt. According to the doctors of PGI, Chandigarh, Sunil’s parents got him admitted in PGI, Chandigarh in a burnt condition. Sunil Kumar’s chances of survival were negligible. His parents left him in P.G.I. Due to the tireless efforts of the PGI doctors, Sunil Kumar’s life was saved but both the hands were lost till the shoulder. He had to be admitted to PGI Chandigarh till his arm wounds healed.
After this a new chapter of Sunil’s life began. On the recommendation of PGI, Chandigarh, Saket Sanstha adopted him. He stayed in the hostel of the institution. Sunil Kumar’s schooling also took place in Saket High School. During school education itself, the talent of an artist was stirring in him, so he started painting with his feet along with his colleagues.
After a long struggle and struggle, Sunil Kumar made a mark as a foot artist. He participated in many national competitions in the field of painting and got a place as the best “Foot Artist”. Sunil Kumar achieved many milestones in the field of painting and got prizes. In 2007, he was awarded the “Best Creative Child” award by then President Smt. Pratibha Patil. This moment was one of the most exciting moments in Sunil’s life. After this, he got encouraged and started efforts for permanent employment.
During this, Sunil Kumar also started a struggle to get permanent employment and learned the work of typing from his toes. With good practice, Sunil’s toes type and fingers on the computer keyboard started moving as if these toes were made for type and computer only. After learning the typing, he got a job in Saket through outsourcing. This institution is functioning under the Hon’ble Governor. When the officers of Raj Bhavan came to know about this talent of Sunil, he was posted in the Secretary/Governor staff in Raj Bhavan office. Presently, Sunil Kumar is not only doing the work of Hindi and English typing very well along with computer operating, but typists with good speed are also surprised by his work. Sunil Kumar is liked by everyone because of his work efficiency and good behavior. He was blessed and honoured by the former Governor Shri Satyadeo Narain Arya at the state level Republic Day function organized at Raj Bhavan.
Shri Atul Dwivedi, Secretary to the Governor, always keeps on encouraging Sunil Kumar. He also asked all the officers of the staff to give full cooperation to Sunil Kumar. The story of Sunil’s struggle in life is inspiring to the youth. He said that if a person wants to move forward with struggle and determination, he can overcome every biggest obstacle. Sunil Kumar is an example who has achieved important position in the field of art and employment by overcoming great difficulties and circumstances and has inspired the younger generation to struggle.