When I was a little girl, I used to think that
how God who is kind and gentle could take my sight away. Now I have
learnt that nature is just, if it takes one thing away, certainly
the compensation is naturally done in form of some other attribute.
The other attributes are to be tapped in order to utilize the blessings.
I believe that the mindset and attitude determines your destiny. As
I said nature is just, it gives you some additional talents while
taking away some others. It is the human who has to decide if he is
willing to sort out his opportunities or to surrender his fate at
the hands of others. If one adopts optimistic approach then the same
set of problems could be viewed as blessings. Similarly if your approach
is not positive then you could mourn and curse your fate in every
condition and situation of your life.
I am blind since birth, was born in a Christian family of average
resources and status. I always wanted to study but my first learning
of life was that the Braille Press was not providing the students
with any course books, and hence blind are bound to become dependent
on others. My family is less inclined towards education, only a few
are educated themselves, and therefore they did not have much to offer
for my education. The challenges were so confining that to me, the
prospects of getting myself educated was appearing to be inconceivable.
But then some angel whispered in my ears that God is Kind and Gentle.
This faith took me along all the way, and whatever I have accomplished
is due to the belief that God is just and I am blessed. This was only
one, out of the long list of challenges that contested me at various
stages of my struggle. While striving to accomplish the impossible,
life comes across with numerous obstacles, but the support was one,
my hope, my God and my trust in him. I have set my goal on two missions.
Completion of my education and to become a productive member of this
society, while the second mission was to make a support network for
visually impaired. Overcoming all hurdles I have completed my Master
in English Literature, followed by Bachelors of Education. I am presently
working for the development and growth of special children under the
Special Education Department. My second aspiration has been associated
with all those who have visual impairment, and I seek creation of
similar opportunities for them too.
All the hardships that I have faced in my life have rendered me the
vision that I shall make efforts to address all the hurdles to education
for visually impaired students of our society. I conceived a social
network that shall work to eradicate all hurdles to education for
the said type of students. For the same objective, we at Social Elevation
Network have conceived and launched our project - Beyond the Sight.
Our hope is that many, around us, and beyond, will share in our vision,
and the aspirations we have will soon take concrete shape.
Project Head - Beyond the Sight