Disabled Indian 16 years Girl Wins New Zealand Award


Wellington:  A 16-year-old girl, born prematurely in India and having a condition called hemiplegia, has won a decent award constituted to honour outstanding achievements of New Zealanders with disabilities.

Muskan Devta, a revealed author and inspirational speaker, was presented with the Supreme ACC Attitude Award for 2015 at Auckland’s Viaduct Events Centre earlier this month.

Hemiplegia is something I would have to live with anywhere my entire life. So why worry?” she said at the awards ceremony.

Muskan earlier won the award in the junior category last year. Her persistent efforts to be corrected the lives of others also saw her get selected as a finalist in the youth category of the award this year.

But win a tough competition from the winners of eight other award categories, she won the overall Attitude ACC Supreme Award.

Though it was hard to make friends and lead a “normal” life when her parents shifted to New Zealand, Muskan found courage in her younger famous Aman and began her mission to make a positive change in the world.

She think to break out of her shell and became class captain, a roving reporter for the school newsletter and had her own radio show on famous Hindi station Radio Tarana.

Muskan revealed first autobiography, “I Dream”, to raise money for Starship Children’s Hospital where she underwent ameliorator surgery. She now aims to raise funds to build two classrooms at a school for the visually challenged children in India.