Md. Najrul Islam
Najrul is a student with total visual impairment from Siliguri, West Bengal. He has a determination that can move mountains, and he has been living alone in Delhi to find better opportunities. He cleared his 10th standard with a GPA of 7.8 from CBSE and 12th standard, with a swooping 80% mark.
With a monthly family income that was only Rs. 10,000 per month, Najrul never had the opportunity to learn about technology, assistive or otherwise. He had done his schooling using Braille. Throughout the first year of his college, Najrul trained to use computers/JAWS and other accessibility software on campus. When he had joined NLUD, he did not have much knowledge of using these, but with adequate training and support from faculty members, he has successfully learnt to make use of assistive technology.
Najrul has an incredibly sharp mind, and picks up new material in a matter of minutes. In addition to his sheer intellect, Najrul is a very self-inspired individual, who sets the bar high and works relentlessly to achieve them. He firmly believes — and has proven on several occasions — that if you work hard, nothing is impossible. In his free time, he enjoys listening to the radio, and playing chess. One day, Najrul aspires to become a civil servant, with law as the perfect stepping stone to sharpen his intellect and shape his sense of justice to one day serve the country. He performed exceptionally well in AILET and gained admission at National Law University, Delhi!
He has interned with Advocate Shadan Farasat, Advocate-on-Record, Supreme Court of India and HAQ Center for Child Rights, New Delhi.