Name: Prasanta Rout
Father’s Name - Panchanan Rout
At/Po – Poibadi, Block : Daspalla
Class : XI, Age : 17 Years,
Disability Category : VI
Academic Institution: B.S. College Daspalla
Prasanta Rout comes from a middle class family. As a child he was like any
other abled one. When he was studying in class –VIII, he was attacked by Cerebral
Malaria. A few months later he gradually began losing his vision and then he turned
totally blind. He dropped out of school and failed to continue his study and eventually
found him isolated from the rest of the society.
He was identified by IIEC professional and with their help he was counseled
besides his parents to accept blindness as a reality, provided orientation & mobility
training and was boosted with hope and courage. He was assured all technical help
and also exposed to some of them. And then he was admitted into the nearby school
for continuing his study. He went to his secondary school every day with his peer groups.
IIEC Resource teachers helped him to do his class work as well as home work .
Adequate stepswere taken to record all his text books and class lectures in audio-
cassettes which helpedhim immensely in preparation of lessons. His level of
confidence helped him to achieveexcellence also in other non-academic pursuits like
music and acting etc. Now his spiritof determination and aspiration for a meaningful
qualitative life and career is consistentlybeing nurtured by IIEC with utmost care and
technical support. The general school authority along with other concerned teachers
were also sensitized enough to ensurehis inclusion in class room and beyond.
His association with peer groups helped himfind the way to school and other places.
The IIEC Resource Teacher provided himmobility training, DLS training, Braille reading &
writing training, socialization training etc. He appeared in 10th Board Exam by the help
of writer facilitated by IIEC and thenhe successfully passed HSC exam in First Division.
CURRENT STATUS :
He passed the 10th Odisha Board Exam. with flying colours.
Now he is a proud student of B.S. College, Daspalla. IIEC will help Prashant to fulfill his aims and aspirations of life.