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Sunday, August 7, 2011

ITBP constable's son beats cancer to top his class!


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August 7, 2011 / PTI, New Delhi / DC.


An ITBP constable's son is earning laurels and has become the cynosure of all eyes as he defeated odds like a growing bone cancer and the absence of his father posted at far flung China border to top in his class X examination with distinction.

15-year-old Shakti Singh had a very painful and disturbed last year after he was detected with cancer of the bones and had to undertake regular chemotherapy sessions at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here.

Shakti's father, Mahendra Singh Rathore, was till recently posted at the ITBP forward area in Himachal Pradesh to guard the Sino-Indian frontier and has now been allowed a posting in the national capital to monitor his son's treatment. Shakti topped his class X exam with 88 per cent marks and travels regularly from Churu in Rajasthan to Delhi to undertake his painful chemotherapy sessions and medical consultations.

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