Wonder how height impacts someone’s life? It is a known truth that tall people enjoy psychological, material and physical advantages. So what happens when you are abnormally short? Perhaps the same that is happening to this couple from Madhya Pradesh.
Their height became the bane of their lives. Hukumchand and Bharati are midgets because of which they are struggling to find a proper employment.
Married 15 years ago, the two-and-half feet Hukumchand and his equally short wife Bharati have not been able to gain access to simple government facilities despite having an a BPL card. According to a report
, schemes such as Chief Minister’s Housing Plan and Rural Housing Plan have not benefitted them. Burhanpur has a very high number of people living below the poverty line
A resident of Zainabad in Burhanpur, Hukumchand used to work as a peon at a tehsil office before his marriage. He was, however, not on payroll.
The salary he received was through contributions of officers working in the department. The total amount was a meagre Rs.500.
Bharat (left) with her husband Hukumchand on their way to the Collector’s office seeking help. DainikBhaskar
Things changed for the worse when new officers arrived; they did not find any use of him and he was laid off.
The couple has been struggling to make ends meet for more than a decade now. This is why they approached the Collector seeking a proper employment opportunity.
The Collector, Irene Cynthia
, listened to their plea and promised to provide them with an employment opportunity.
She immediately instructed the municipal commissioner Suresh Rewal to take action and help the couple get a job.