[AI] HC lets blind girl take up physiotherapy

Subramani L lsubramani.visa at gmail.com
Tue Aug 3 00:19:51 EDT 2010

No doubt that the efforts of Kanchan needs to be lauded, but as the
judges have observed, it is a shame that we still have to fight for
admissions and involve ourselves in a bully-off to win what is our
due... Hope judgements like this change the situation. I feel that is
the real triumph for Kanchan's efforts.


On 8/3/10, prateek aggarwal <prateekagarwal99 at gmail.com> wrote:
> wow!
> a good news comes to us, by the grace of god, and hard efforts of
> kanchan pamnani mam.
> thank you, mam, for all of your nice efforts.
> you're doing fantastic work.
> folks, join me to cheer this girl and our own kanchan mam after
> reading the news below.
> ---
> HC lets blind girl take up physiotherapy
> Rebecca Samervel, TNN, Aug 3, 2010, 03.44am IST
> MUMBAI: Visually impaired Kritika Purohit (17) created a history of
> sorts on Monday, when the Bombay high court granted her provisional
> admission to the
> physiotherapy course at G S Medical College. Purohit is probably the
> first visually challenged student in the state to have got through a
> physiotherapy
> course.
> Even as it granted her the permission, the HC division bench, of Chief
> Justice Mohit Shah and Justice S C Dharmadhikar, chastised the
> government, saying
> when disabled people were trying to make a difference, the state
> should change their mindset and give them a chance.
> Purohit moved the high court when she was barred from appearing for
> the MH-CET exams. The HC, however, allowed her to take the exams and
> after clearing
> it, Purohit sought admission to the physiotherapy course at G S
> Medical College. However, the institute denied her admission; the
> state said Purohit was
> not being granted admission on the grounds that "the course required
> handling of certain electrical devices that might pose a problem for
> the student''.
> Purohit's lawyer Kanchan Pamnani, also visually impaired, said it
> would be difficult for her to study but not impossible.
> Ordering the authorities to grant her provisional admission and the
> chance to attend classes, the court said, "This mindset has to change.
> You must feel
> from within...many families have disabled people. That doesn't mean
> you don't accept them.'' "Nothing is going to work out unless you make
> a beginning
> somewhere sometime,'' said Chief Justice Shah.
> Purohit's parents Shekar and Shaswati could hardly hold back tears.
> "Kritika lost her sight when she was nine years old. But even at that
> age, she was
> interested in science and wanted to do physiotherapy. We are very
> proud of her,'' said her mother.
> ---
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