Specially-abled Rushali Jena is a ‘role model’

Bhubaneswar: Setting a big example that disability is not a hindrance in achieving success in life, city-based girl Rushali Jena on Monday received the ‘Role Model Award’ from Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu at a special event on the occasion of International day of Persons with Disabilities in New Delhi.

Various disabled children, Individuals, Institutions, Organizations, State/District were conferred with national awards by Vice President Venkaiah Naidu for their outstanding achievements and work done towards empowerment of Persons with Disabilities.

Rushali was earlier felicitated with Red Cross prize by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in 2017. She had also won in several art competitions in the State.

“My daughter was nominated for the ‘Role Model Award’ in Autism category which was included in the list of awards for the first time this year,” said her father.

According to her mother, Rushali has a good talent in computer works and can type and paint as well.

Rushali’s mother who was elated with her daughter’s achievement said, “I can’t express my happiness in words and am feeling proud to be her mother.”

Similarly, shooter from Gun for Glory academy in Bhubaneswar Mohit Kumar Paswan also received National role model award for Hearing Impairment category from the Vice President.