Prasenjit Bauri

Prasenjit Bauri, a 25-year old has Multiple Disabilities (80%) and restricted movement (wheelchair-bound).Against all the obstacles he remained determined on doing something on his own, so he joined the training on Sewing & Cutting as a part of our Skill Development Training Programme in 2015. Prasenjit was a very diligent trainee and learnt to make petticoats of various designs, pyjamas, cloth bags, etc.  He also opted to stay at Bikash Special Home during the 6-month programme in order to save his parents money.

Since completion of the training, he has been working as a wage employee under Bikash and earns Rs. 2000 – Rs. 2500 per month, from which he sends some to his mother. It is remarkable that he wants to learn more skills to make different types of garments, so that he can open a readymade garment stall at his native place where there is a demand for this.

We, as an NGO working for the cause of disability, must impart the advance training opportunity to Prasenjit as we have noticed his aspiration, zeal and enthusiastic attitude during the entire training period. Being a genuine and honest learner, he has perfectly learnt to make different types of garments by overcoming his disabilities. We salute Prasenjit for his irresistible effort – salute him through Rabindranath Tagore’s line –

Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high
Where knowledge is free
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments
By narrow domestic walls…

We remain thankful to NIOH for giving us an opportunity to conduct such purposeful training for Persons with Disabilities to deliver their economic rehabilitation.