Disability problem in Lower Salami village
There are around 25 people suffering from disability like paralysed, deaf, dumb, visual and some mental problem in Kikhorthang Gewog but mostly common in Lower Salami, Tashiyangjong Chiwog.
The chiwog Tshogpa and elder people of the village said “hearing problem in their locality started few years back and now many teenagers are going through same problem.
There are total of eleven different types of disable person in the village among them there are two completely deaf students Lok Nath Gautam, 22 and Ganesh Mongar 21 who passed 10 standard but could not qualified for further studies.
Ganesh Mongar had a hearing problem when he was in 7 standard and it has become worst for him. Now, he is completely deaf. He started his schooling from Salami community school and completed his 10 standard from Damphu Higher Secondary School in 2014, he never flunk in his studies, His elder brother also going through the same problem.
” My ambition is to become a Doctor and help all those disable people like me, but due to my hearing problem I scored only 58 percent and shattered my dreams” said Ganesh Monger. He said” i could have done much better if i am a normal person”.
Both Ganesh Mongar and Lok Nath Gautam wants to pursue their education, they came with their parents asking for favor to help them get a special scholarship for their education seeking help from higher authority but I am completely helpless although I feel so much pity on them.