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23 March, 2019 09:21:45 AM / LAST MODIFIED: 23 March, 2019 09:27:42 AM
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Spreading wings on wheelchair

Chibol gets elected as DUCSU member
BSS, Dhaka
Spreading wings on wheelchair
Joshiah Sangma Chibol. BSS photo

Differently-abled Joshiah Sangma Chibol, popularly known as Chibol Sangma, was elected as member of the DUCSU emerging as a highest vote-receiving aspirant among member candidates.

Twenty four-year-old Sangma, a master’s student of Sanskrit Department and a member of minority ethnic Garo community, was not even born when the last Dhaka University Central Students’ Union (DUCSU) polls were held in 1990.

Getting admission to the DU under 2014-15 sessions, ever-smiling Sangma, who could not move without wheelchair since his 11-year-old, attained the status to be a member of DUCSU though its much-talked about March 11 polls that held after nearly three decades. It was not an easy journey for him to be a DUCSU leader as his entire life went through different hurdles.

In 1995, he was born with a rare genetic disease Osteigenesis Imperfecta (OI), a fragile bone condition from birth, to NGO worker Phanindra Sangma and housewife Botika Sangma, resident of Mirpur in Dhaka and hailed from Dhobaura upazila in Mymensingh.

“I am on wheelchair since I was 11. I face different problems throughout my student life. High-graded schools in Dhaka denied receiving my admission as the authorities had beliefs that especially abled students like me could not cope with the competition with normal students,” Sangma said yesterday in an interview with BSS.

Becoming a student of Dhaka University, which has past glory of being dubbed as Oxford of the East, has opened new doors for Sangma to dream larger.

“Defying all impediments, my indomitable willingness helped me to get admission to Dhaka University which was a dream for me. Coming to the university campus, I found values, principles and humanitarian qualities in the minds of students and teachers who encouraged me to go ahead to reach my dreams,” he observed.

“Before the long-overdue DUCSU polls, Bangladesh Chhatra League’s DU unit President Sanjit Chandra Das and General Secretary Hussain Saddam offered me to be a nominee of the students’ organisation formed by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the architect of independent Bangladesh,” he said.

“Without any more exchange of words, I accepted the offer and became the BCL nominee to contest the polls,” he said.

“Finally in the March 11 polls, I was elected member of the prestigious DUCSU bagging 12,868 votes, emerging as a highest vote receiving aspirant among member candidates,” he said.

After being elected member of the DUCSU, now he wants to implement the pledges he made before the polls for realising the rights of common students.

“I will raise my voice not only as a representative of common students but also an envoy of differently-abled students like me who face different problems in their life. I will voice for making physically challenged friendly the university thoroughfares, buildings, toilets, classrooms and other establishments,” he said.

He wants to strengthen the existing friendly relations among students of all communities.

“My areas of works will be ensuring access of wheelchair users at administrative building, central library and academic building,” he said.

Sangma wants to continue his efforts for establishing rights of all kinds of physically challenged students and people.

BK

 

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