Devika from Malappuram in Kerala was born without hands and has secured an A+ grade in all subjects after writing the 10th grade exams with her feet. Devika was felicitated for her achievement by the Kerala police chief Lokanath Behera who praised her will power and mental strength. However, her family does not think it was any achievement as it is usual for them to see her write with feet.

Devika’s father Sanjeev, who works as a senior civil police officer in Thenhipalam police station in Malappuram says “It has been like that since birth.” He said that it was Devika’s mother Sujitha who trained her to hold the pencil with her feet and write alphabets when she was ready to join school.

With modesty and humbleness Sujitha said “Even her teachers helped her out, they all came to visit her once the results were out.”

Devika, who finished her 10th standard from Chandan Brothers Higher Secondary school in Vallikunnu can write in Malayalam, English and Hindi. When asked about her favourite subject, she politely said “I like social studies.”

She has now chosen to pursue Humanities in Class XI. SSLC results in Kerala were out earlier this month and the southern state has recorded an impressive pass percentage of 98.11 percent.


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