Conjoined twins abandoned by their parents get their first job with two salaries
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Conjoined twins who were abandoned as babies by their parents have landed their “dream job” as electrician with both of them being paid.
Sohna and Mohna Singh, from Punjab, India, are both getting paid £100 (Rs 10,000) a month after being given their first jobs by the government.
The 19-year-old twins will be working as electricians for the electricity board with Sohna and Mohna both reportedly thrilled at landing the role on December 20.
They will be working at the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) after being offered the job through a scheme.
Sohna and Mohna have already earned a diploma in electronics and will now be based in the supply control room where they will look after electrical appliances.
Speaking to the Independent, the twins said: “We are thankful to the Punjab government for recognising our talent.”
Officials at the power company were impressed with the twins after they visited a training site and demonstrated a keen interest in electrics.
Venu Parsad, chief managing director of PSPCL, told The Telegraph that the twins showed great technical knowledge and took them on under disabled person quota.
The twins had been living at a shelter ever since they were abandoned by their parents and according to their teachers there, they would always be trying to help out by attempting to fix any broken appliances.
In a tweet by NDTV, Sohna and Mohna said: “We thank the Punjab government and the Pingalwara institution, which schooled us, for the opportunity.”
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Sohna and Mohna were abandoned by their parents at just two months old after being born in 2003 in New Delhi.
The twins are reported to have two hearts, two pairs of arms, kidneys and spinal cords, but share a liver, gallbladder, spleen and their legs.
On the possibility of separating the twins, doctors refused due to the risks of the procedure that could lead to the death of one of them.
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