Neha Sharma 26 year old differently abled woman awarded a gold medal at the IGNOU convocation on 3rd April 2019. Reaching this juncture was never easy. A tractor had overturned on Neha Sharma’s leg when Neha was only two years of age. Neha lost her left leg in the accident but for the last few years, she has been using an artificial limb to walk.
“My parents have always motivated me and supported me. Without them, I would not have been able to complete my masters in commerce. Even if I want to pursue further studies, they will not stop me,” Sharma told PTI.
Neha completed her graduation from Delhi University’s School Of Open Learning and then enrolled herself in IGNOU in 2015, from where Neha graduated with 60.33 per cent marks in 2017.
Neha Sharma said “I wanted to work while studying and thought IGNOU would be a good option. I used to work on weekdays and attend the classes on Sundays. Currently, I am preparing for competitive exams. I work as a counsellor and an accountant at the centre where I got tuitions.”