Karwar: Dinesh Gouda’s story puts him way above his contemporary centum scorers. His steely determination is apparent in his SSLC score of 93.75%. Despite being 90% physically challenged, he achieved what others could not. Dinesh has no control over his body’s motor activities, said his father Beera Gouda, an agricultural labourer who also doubles as a coolie.
“When he was born, we realized he has no control over his legs. For me, the future looked dark, and I wept whenever I thought about Dinesh. We are poor, but I was firm that despite all the disadvantages, Dinesh must get a good education,” he said.