Sharada Dawar is a visually impaired girl from Madhya Pradesh, and her amazing story of self-respect and determination has been inspiring many on social media for the past few days.
The daughter of a farmer in a village located in Jobat tehsil near Indore, 24-year-old Sharada was selected as a probationary officer in the Bank of India last week.
She worked hard for the job did not let the visual impairment come in the way of her dreams. But what she did after being selected is something that speaks volumes about her passion.
A few months ago, she had approached the district collector of Alirajpur, requesting him to help her complete her graduation. He had given her Rs. 10,000 at that time, and to his surprise, Sharada met him again on Monday to return the money.
“I returned the money to the collector because I got selected and I thought the money could be used by the collector to help any needy or poor for his/her studies,” she told Hindustan Times.
Ever since she took this step, Sharada has been receiving congratulatory messages from across India. Senior officers of the administration and education department in her district came to village to meet me and said that they would like to honour her too. A star in her village, Sharada is the eldest of three daughters and a son, and is the only one in the family who is visually impaired.