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Beno Who is 100% Blind will Join the Indian Foreign Service!

  • JWB Post
  •  June 16, 2015

Beno Zephine is a 25 yr old graduate from Chennai and she is all set to join the prestigious Indian Foreign Service. She is the first completely blind official in the organization. Hurray!

She says: “I am really thankful to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for taking this big decision. I am told the IFS were not identified for the blind with certain exceptions made for candidates with low vision. I am grateful that in order to give me the assignment, the central government has modified some parameters”

Till now she had been working as a probationary officer with the State Bank of India.

Talking about her inspiration, Beno says: “Parents, especially mother, read a lot of books and newspapers to me.”

Most importantly, it was her will power that made her believe that disability isn’t a barrier: “It is vitally important to discard disability from the mind.”

Have you read the stories of Jaipur women who have proved that their disability cannot stop them from achieving success? Read here, here & here!

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