Pellet blinded youth makes Commerce easy in class 12 examinations
Pulwama: In the aftermath of losing left eye after receiving pellet injuries last year, a youth and a class 12 student from South Kashmir’s Pulwama district has passed the examinations managed to secure 50 percent marks in the recently held examinations by Board of School Education.
Nayeem Ahmad Thoker, son of Ghulam Ahmad Thoker of Chandgam village in Tahab area of Pulwama has cleared 12th class examination with about 50 percent marks in commerce stream and has received appreciation from all over the area.
As per his family members, Nayeem received pellet injury after forces fired pellets on protestors during Cordon and Search Operation in Chandgam village on January 24 last year. “He was not part of any protest but was coming home when he received pellet injury in his left eye,” they said.
“We rushed him to the nearby hospital from where he was shifted to SMHS Srinagar where an emergency surgery was done,” they said, adding that his left eye was damaged badly, therefore it was removed.
After days in another surgery, an artificial eye was fixed in place of his left eye, they said.
“After undergoing three surgeries, I lost all my hope that I can study further but my parents especially my mother convinced me to study further,” Nayeem said, adding that “even though I am not among toppers but clearing 12th class examination means a lot to me and my parents.”
“This is lesson for others as well who have suffered like my son that they can achieve anything if they work hard as they aren’t lesser than anyone else,” his father said.
“We are very happy that Nayeem passed 12th class examination as for him it was a milestone,” he said.
Belonging to a very poor family, Nayeem is the lone son of Thoker dynasty and is survived by a sister besides parents.
They don’t have any land and his father is running a Kiryana shop in the vicinity of his residence, which is their source of income.