What would people say to me if I told them that I came across this handless girl who could write more beautifully than me. They wouldn’t believe me but I photographed her as she wrote some Hindi sentences on a piece of paper. Not only that, the young lady surprised me when she had a glass of water all by herself, when with the help of a spoon was able to eat spaghetti and little later took off her socks. She doesn’t need to be pitied, she’s quite independent and she’s only twelve. This alluring young lady’s name is Bharti Saini and she comes from a small town called Ramnagar (India)
Imagine most of us who are blessed with every part of the body and we still wish we had Bambi like eyes, a straight nose etc etc. Bharti, lost her hands while she was cutting grass and boom! a landmine exploded and before she could realize the impact of the catastrophic incident, the poor girl was devoid of the most important part of the body. But this brave girl didn’t lose hope, didn’t immerse in self pity instead she took life pretty normally. She laughs a lot especially when she sees Jerry troubling Tom or when she talks about monkeys-“how ugly they look,” remarked Bharti. She went on telling me the difference between a lion and a tiger and that she is not afraid of ghosts and maths.
Bharti is blessed as she is being helped by Lotus Flower Trust, a UK based charity which operates in rural India and is committed to the cause of helping the poor and the destitute. Through their schools, orphanages and skill centers, the charity headed by Mr. John Hunt has helped thousands of young hopes realize their potential.
Tomorrow, she will be embarking on a life changing experience which will provide her with artificial hands. That would be her first time in an aeroplane as well.