A 21-year-old from Allahabad, who lost her limbs in a horrific accident, is not letting that come in the way of her dreams of becoming a painter.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then these visuals convey it all. 21-year-old Sarita Dwivedi is now a seasoned painter, and winner of many awards - despite what must certainly be a debilitating disability. Sarita was four when playing on the terrace did not turn out to be fun, but shattering. A 11000-volt power line came falling on her and she lost both her hands and half her right leg.
Recuperating from her ordeal was long and painful. But Sarita never gave up. With the support of family friends and a prosthetic leg, she started attending school where she found her passion in life.
She has even learned to do many chores by herself, even something as delicate as embroidery. For Sarita it's been a long journey - a journey she says would not have been possible without her mother: her best friend, support and confidante.
After receiving the National Award for the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities in 2008 and being feted by the Egyptian Ministry of Culture, to name a few, Sarita looks forward to completing her studies as she keeps filling in blank canvases spreading her colors.