Polio-afflicted braveheart scales Patna’s tallest building

first_imgForty one-year-old physically challenged Suman Kumar Ranjit recently climbed down from an 18-storey building in Patna to prove that disability was no handicap for him. The braveheart from Patna descended down the 71-metre-high Biscomaun Towers, the tallest building in the state capital, with the help of ropes under a programme called Mission Impossible, which was organised by the Disabled Sports and Welfare Academy.Suman, who has been afflicted with polio since birth, has dysfunctional legs and a right hand. Nevertheless, within an hour he came down to the ground from the topmost floor of the highrise. Hundreds of people lined up along the road near Gandhi Maidan in front of Biscomaun Towers holding their breath as Suman, secured with safety belts, slid down on the rope successfully.”I wanted to help generate confidence in differently abled people that nothing is impossible to achieve if one has the determination,” he said, “After all, where there is will there is a way.”Suman had earlier succeeded in performing similar feats from the 29-metre-high Golghar, a historic granary, twice in 1994 and 2006.last_img

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