Nagpur: Sonali Nandkumar, 38, who is partially blind, lost some courage when less marks in banking exams meant she would not get a job there. "They told me that exams would be re-conducted once the new government takes over, but I failed to clear those too," says the BA graduate.
Visual impairment did not stop Kempahonniah from Tumakuru from working hard to achieve his dream of being an IAS officer.
Mr. Kempahonniah secured the 340th rank in the UPSC examination on his third attempt. “My wife, Anchitha, helped me study by making notes and made me listen to records. My examination and interview was in Kannada,” he said. When asked if visual impairment was a hurdle in writing the examination, he said: “Problems are ubiquitous, but we have to overcome them with confidence.”
Despite all the challenges that came her way, 29- year-old Pranjal Patil has achieved the feat of clearing the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) exam for the second time in a row with an impressive All India Rank (AIR) of 124.
Kempahonnaiah, who works as a Kannada lecturer in Vontikoppal Government PU College in Mysuru, cracked the civil services exams in his third attempt. He hopes to get selected to IAS, his dream job.
In a heart-warming gesture, Mumbai City responded to fulfil the dreams of Nikita Shukla, a visually impaired law student. When Nikita visited Radio City studios to collect her contest prize, she narrated her story to RJ Sucharita, who took her story on air and revealed it to the heart of the city on her show 11 se 2 wala Mumbai Masala.
An undergraduate student at St. Francis College, Hyderabad, walked into the office of the principal at Devnar Foundation and said she wanted to teach blind children painting. He was nice enough to tell her to go ahead, and she held a very successful workshop. To ensure she could do it, she had practised with her eyes closed and using indents to create a touch-based outline. On the second day of the workshop, a participant came up to her and told her, with confidence, that he could draw a fish on a shoebox using just his tactile sense.
15 visually impaired people, including IAS officers, professors, athletes, and musicians get recognition at IHRO event for their incredible resolve and subsequent success.
Even her 80% vision loss could not refrain her from achieving dreams as her rock solid willpower and determination stood far above her partial disability.
21-year-old Prachi Sukhwani, who lost 80 per cent of her vision in class III, has cracked the Common Admission Test (CAT) in 2016 that too with whopping 98.55 percentile - a test, considered one of the toughest for pursuing MBA.
Prachi Sukhwani, with 80% vision loss, makes it to IIM-A!
21-year-old Prachi Sukhwani of Vadodara, who suffers 80% vision loss, is making headlines for her inspiring achievement: she has cracked the Common Admission Test for 2016 and made it to the premier Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad!
In fact, she got calls for interviews from three top institutes, including IIM-Kolkata and IIM-Bangalore, but she chose Ahmedabad.
The only one who can stop YOU from succeeding is YOU! You don’t need to be perfect to achieve your dreams – all you need is the passion to make it happen. This is what Kerala’s singer Vaikom Vijayalakshmi has proved. There is probably no Malayali who has not heard of playback singer Vaikom Vijayalakshmi. This visually-impaired singer brings alive the beauty of music to her listeners. She sings a range of Malayalam songs from old to classical. She had no formal training in music but learned different ragas by singing and listening to the audio tapes of Kerala’s iconic singer KJ Yesudas.