PATUAKHALI, Jan 7: He has no hands by birth, still he has obtained GPA-5 in this year's Junior Dakhil Certificate (JDC) examination. He is Md Bellal Hossen, a physically-challenged son of Khalilur Rahman of Umedpur village under Nilganj union in Kalapara upazila of the district.
Bellal achieved this success by writing with his leg.
Only by dint of strong determination and hard work, Bellal turned impossible into possible. Despite being physically challenged, he rose to the occasion by way of utmost devotion and perseverance in studies. Physical limitation did in no way hinder his unparallel dedication in academic life.
Bellal practised writing by leg from childhood. His mother Hosneara Begum helped all the way in the writing practice. She used to supply chalk, pencil and lastly pen to go ahead in the elementary writing performances.
In this way, indomitable Bellal, with the encouragement and help of his beloved parents, rose up from elementary classes to primary and secondary level. In this way, the stride of a physically-challenged boy in a rural marginal family did not go in vain, rather the success lastly promoted him to class eight.
With the cooperation of his father, mother and teachers, the ill-fated Bellal became a candidate of JDC examination in 2015 and appeared from Ummedpur Dakhil Madrasa.
The meritorious handicapped boy who practised writing by his right leg from childhood faced the challenge and completed the examination showing indomitable courage, intelligence and merit.
When other candidates, boys or girls wrote normally with hand, unfortunate Bellal moved ahead in the race by writing answer scripts using his leg.
The proverb 'God helps those who help themselves' became true in the case of Bellal. The focal point of his ambition was to secure GPA-5. When many physically-fit boy and girl students could not secure such a good result according to their ambition, physically-challenged Billal rose to the occasion and obtained GPA-5 demonstrating excellence at the examination.
A fellow candidate Md Jaber Molla from Ummedpur Madrasa, who also obtained GPA-5, highly praised Bellal expressing surprise and said, "We all became tired writing by hand, but how he achieved this! He has really astonished us all."
While talking to journalists, Super of Ummedpur Dakhil Madrasa Md Habibullah said, "Despite physical inability, the exceptional talent and genius helped Bellal cross all the hurdles. Out of 65 candidates, Bellal was placed among top 10 securing GPA-5."
"Narrating the arrangement provided by the Madrasa, the super confirmed that the management has provided a wooden tool to help him sit comfortably touching the wall. The arrangement facilitated Billal to write by leg touching his body in the wall. Though Billal is a handicapped boy, he is our pride," the super concluded with sympathetic gesture.
Expressing his future ambition, Billal told this correspondent, "My earnest desire and intension is to become a model teacher to disseminate knowledge through computer."
The proud father Khalilur Rahman, expressing his future plan, said, "I'll try my best to help my ill-fated son continue his education.'