Incredible India: Veena Vandini School, Village: Budhela, Distt.:Singrauli (MP)These type of people are very rare -only one in a million. But some parents discourage their children who possess this rarest of the rare quality and even try to rectify(!) this problem. But in a non-descript village in Singrauli District of Madhya Pradesh, there is a school which trains students to have this quality, encourages them and nurtures this rare quality.
I am talking about ambidextrous children. They can write with both hands. Veena Vandini School teaches 300 such ambidextrous children. They are encouraged to nurture this practice. These children perform special exercises and practise writing with both hands throughout the day. Not all students are naturally ambidextrous. They are trained to be ambidextrous in this school. The students of the school can write many languages equally fluently with both hands. They say that they can save time if they learn to write with both hands.
Ex-Serviceman V.P. Sharma is the Founding-Principal of this school. He has been inspired by Pandit Rajendra Prasad, the first President of India, who was ambidextrous. Mr. Sharma founded the school in July, 1999. Mr. Sharma can himself write with both hands very fluently and he teaches/further strengthens this art to his students. Some South Korean researchers visited the school and did an extensive study for two years on the students' special ability.