Conjoined Twins Abandoned As Babies Get First Job With Two Salaries
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Conjoined twins that were abandoned as babies have landed their 'dream job' where they will be getting two salaries for completing one role.
Sohna and Mohna Singh, 19, have been given jobs as electricians working for the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL).
The men, who grew up in an orphanage, will be paid 10,000 rupees each (£99/$133) every month for the work despite the job being in only Sohna's name.
After being offered the job, Sohna - who has a diploma in electronics - explained: "It’s a dream job. We are thankful to the Punjab government for recognising our talent."
The twins were born in 2003 in New Delhi, the capital of India, where medics realised that they had two hearts, two pair of arms, as well as two kidneys and spiral cords.
It was also discovered that they have just one liver, gallbladder and spleen between them as well as one pair of legs.
With this, doctors decided not to separate them, with worries that one of the men would die and the remaining twin would have vascular and neurological loss in his legs, according to The Telegraph.
Sohna and Mohna were transferred to Pingalwara Charitable Society when they were just two months old after their parents abandoned them.
The institution is a home on the outskirts of Amritsar, Punjab, where they also received education which led to teachers noticing their ability to work with and fix electric wires.
One of their teachers said: "They would always try to fix all minor problems related to electricity and electronic appliances in the institution."
Some time after, the PSPCL became aware of them after they'd been to the training site. Mr Venu Parsad, Chief Managing Director PSPCL explained: "We found them technically sound and knowing the job well. So, we decided to recruit them under the disabled person quota on compassionate grounds."
Commenting on social media, one person wrote: "Finally, great news coming from Punjab. This is beautiful, more power to Sohna and Mohna. Just be happy and do amazing in your life. Kudos to the state government and the PSPCL for this."
Another added: "They should be inspiration to the world, not only state govt but central govt too should promote such special gems, with all possible means."
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