Stories

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Read some of the heart melting stories of those who have displayed strength, determination and an unrelenting attitude to achieve their goals in life despite being physically challenged.

Virender Singh - The Goonga Pehelwan

New Delhi/Virender Singh
Wrestler Virender Singh is India’s most successful deaf athlete..
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When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe then you will be successful

Pune/Divyanshu Ganatra
Divyanshu is a go-getter. He has not let his visually disability become a hurdle..
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"Challenges keep coming but I defeat them, and I am happy"

Delhi/Samuel Mani
Samuel Mani was born with cerebral palsy, but that did not mow down..
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"The unmatched vision to excel"

Maharashtra/Bhavesh Bhatia
He may have lost his sight but his vision to excel in his business has remained strong and unaffected by..
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One's greatness lies in his integrity and ability

Maharashtra/Dhruv Lakra
Changing the direction of the wind, Mirakle Couriers shines as a blazing example of struggle leading to..
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"Filling colours in our lives"

Maharashtra/Narayan Ramakrishnan
A renown foot painter is much more than an artist. He is a source of motivation to all those ..
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"We must try before we say no, before we say we can't"

Karnataka/Sharath Gayakwad
Sharath is the first Indian swimmer to qualify for the Paralympics, and the first to break PT Usha’s record in..
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India’s pride and inspiration

Jaipur/Hridayeshwar Singh Bhati
Global media sources declared him as 'Mini Stephen Hawkins of India' & Another Milestone in the World of disability..
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"With true passion and determination one can win over disability"

Punjab/Subhreet Kaur
Subhreet, who hails from a small town called Zirakpur in Punjab has shown..
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"With support and encouragement any diff. abled person can lead"

Bangalore/Ashwin Karthik
Ashwin’s determination, resilience and optimism is what defines..
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"Sometimes I thank God that the accident happened"

Chennai/Malvika Iyer
At a young age of 13 when a disaster struck her life, she had no idea about the magnitude..
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"I am motivated to be an instrument of God"

Chennai/Preethi Srinivasan
Anyone who would hear about Preethi’s disability will not believe that she is the face behind..
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"The more we face problems, we become stronger mentally"

Chennai/Siddharth Jayakumar
If there is one word which describes Siddharth Jaykumar, it’s excellence..
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"Once a champion always a champion"

New Delhi/Sharad Kumar Yadav
Sharad’s story reinstates the fact ‘once a champion always a champion’. After two stigmatic years of ban from..
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"A fighter and fierce competitor"

Haryana/Amit Saroha
Amit Kumar Saroha’s life changed forever, after a car accident left him a quadriplegic due to compression..
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"Overcoming hurdles to emerge stronger."

Ahmedabad/Nishtha Anand
God never takes away something from us without giving us something better. If he took away Nishtha’s physical..
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"I don’t believe that I am lacking something"

New Delhi/Abhik Banerjee
Abhik Banerjee is a perfect example of ‘disability is not inability’. He has a personality that exudes..
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"My mom gave me the strength to move on in life and be confident."

Kolkata/Lavina Jagtiani
Once a shy child, Lavina has transformed herself into a stronger...
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"Never Say Die"

Karanataka/Sumanth KV
Sumanth KV is the first cerebral palsy patient from Karanataka to have cleared CAT. His dedication and focus is a lesson for everyone to follow..
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"Winning against the odds"

Haryana/Ajit Kumar
Ajit Kumar, a visually impaired IAS officer, is a true winner. He has fought for his rights to show that determination coupled with..
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"There is nothing called a disabled, everyone is abled"

New Delhi/Chetan Upadhyay
It is rightly said that passion moves a man beyond himself, his shortcomings and failures. Chetan’s life transformed into..
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"If the mind is strong, one can even fly without wings"

Mumbai/Priti Shetty
Priti is a young, talented and a dynamic soul who believes that life is beyond physical barriers. A strong mind is all one needs to fulfil..
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"If God takes away something from us, he gives us an unmatched will in return"

New Delhi/Ajay Kumar Tanwar
When Ajay discovered about his disability in his childhood, he was hurt to know that he is not same...
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