Differently-abled girl from Odisha’s Kendrapara makes it to IIT-Delhi

Bhubaneswar: A differently-abled girl from Kendrapara district of Odisha has become an inspiration for many by cracking the Joint Entrance Examination (Main) and getting an opportunity to study engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi.

Sneha Behera (17) of Arasa village in Baghabuda panchayat under Rajkanika block in Kendrapara was born with 70 per cent disability in her right hand.

Sneha’s parents are also differently-abled. She secured 93 per cent in the matriculation examination.

“Sneha was initially interested to study medicines and become a doctor. But, she realized that she could not pursue medical education due to her physical disability. She later made up her mind to study engineering,” said a villager of Arasa.

Sneha secured 118 rank in JEE (Main) in the PwD category and got enrolled into IIT-Delhi to pursue bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering.

Kendrapara district Collector Amrit Ruturaj congratulated Sneha for her success and provided a cheque of Rs 60,000 as financial assistance to the differently-abled girl from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund and Red Cross.

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