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Despite handicap, 30-year-old travels 100km for HSC exam

DNAHM110016 | 3/21/2017 | Author : Tanushree Bhatia | WC :194 | City-Ahmedabad

Janak Patel travels from Dhandhuka to a school in Sarkhej by herself

Ahmedabad: Janak Patel, 30, doesn't let her physical handicap or the fact that she uses plank on wheels for mobility, prevent her from travelling 200km by herself from her hometown Dhandhuka to a school in Sarkhej in the city to appear for Class 12 boards.
"On exam day, I leave my house at 11am and return by around 9.30pm. When I appeared for SSC, my centre was in Dhandhuka. I have no idea why my centre is in Ahmedabad. I travel by myself as there is no one in my family to accompany me. The government should allot centres for physically disabled in their respective cities," she said. Janak says she waits for people to leave Gulshan-e-Meher school, which is her exam centre, before crawling down the stairs to avoid gettin
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