You must be familiar with the Bollywood blockbuster ‘Three Idiots,’ in the film Aamir Khan’s character had started a school in Ladakh for children. At this school, children were encouraged to create their own technological innovations for the betterment of others.
Today, we bring to you, a story of a teenage girl who wanted to do something to make sure that her brother never missed school due to his disability. Using all her skills at her disposal she made a wheelchair-cum-cycle so that she could take her brother to school.
Have you seen a cycle attached to a wheelchair? Do you know what a wheelchair cycle is? No, then you must meet Mayuri Yadav, a 16-year-old girl from Pune, Maharashtra. She has built a makeshift wheelchair cycle, from which she can drop her brother to school.
Nikhil Yadav, a 10-year-old boy from Baramati, Pune, Maharashtra, was born differently-abled. Nikhil, who is wheelchair-bound, can’t walk. And he is dependent on his wheelchair to move from one place to another.
He never allowed his disability to overpower him. His parents too encouraged him to study further. Nikhil’s father usually drops and picks him up from school. But, sometimes, Nikhil used to miss his school whenever his father was out due to his work.
His 16-year-old sister, Mayuri noticed her brother’s sorry plight and decided to help him, so that he won’t miss school. Mayuri came up with a novel idea of building a wheelchair cycle. She shared the idea with her teachers and then with their help, she built a wheelchair cycle for her brother.
While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Mayuri Yadav said, “My father used to drop Nikhil to school every day. But, sometimes due to his work, Nikhil used to miss his school. My father can’t take leave every day.”
“So, an idea came up in my mind, to attach my cycle to his wheelchair. Now, both of us can go to school together,” Mayuri said with a smile on her face.
Mayuri’s innovative or a ‘rancho style idea’ has gained the attention of many. Her innovative wheelchair-cycle was exhibited at the district level science exhibition. And it has been selected for the state-level science exhibition as well.
While speaking to My Medical Mantra, her teacher from Anand Vidyalaya, Mrs K.V.Vasekar said, “Nikhil is a disabled child. As he can’t walk, his father drops him to the school. But, a number of times he used to miss his school. One day, Mayuri came to us with an idea of attaching the cycle to the wheelchair. And we helped her in building the cycle.”
“The wheelchair-cycle is ready and has been kept in the school so that other students will also get motivated by this kind of innovation. We had exhibited the cycle in the district level competition. And has been selected to compete at the state-level science exhibition as well,” added Mrs Vasekar.