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Rajpal

Gail Employee


When dreams travel,they change fate. A blind child in a village in India is not promised a bright future. But, Rajpal has changed this notion. As a blind child from a small village in Haryana, Rajpal received the help of Blind Relief Association and he made the most of it.

Rajpal faced his share of problems while studying, but he was always a student with above average academic performance. After finishing school, Rajpal got the opportunity to work on Computers. A hunger to learn and a positive approach enabled him to develop his skills in this area. As the training progressed, his knowledge, ability and confidence in handling computers increased exponentially with steep learning curves. He did this despite facing everyday challenges like commuting long distances and severe financial constraints.

Shivaji

Thinking Beyond Boundaries: A self-profile by Shivaji Kumar

As far back as I can remember, I have always had this desire to know: to understand, and to question why, to ponder, muse and strive at answers, elusive though they maybe. I suppose, it is this overwhelming curiosity towards things tangible and intangible that shaped the course of my life and directed its turns and bends.

It is said that life is a blind alley, one packed with people trying, groping at the unseen walls, to find their ways. Light however, occurs only for a few. Still, and in poverty I realised something of the individuality of each man and of his capacity to mould his environment and change his destiny. Born of extremely poor though determined and courageous parents, it was their sheer tenacity that saved me from the ignorance and poverty that befalls so many millions. It was the cheating and the exploitation meted out to them by the so-called learned men in one of India’s countless villages that prompted them to take such a bold and unusual decision.

Dinesh

Sun Certified programmer


How many times have you heard someone blame the system for something going wrong? Most likely each one of us has done this at some point of time. It is an easier thing to do than struggling against an inefficient system. Then, there are people, like Dinesh Kaushal, who don’t give up a dream because the system wouldn’t allow it

In India, in most schools for the blind, only basic math is taught. In a way this limits the number of career options available to the blind and low vision students. Like most blind students in India, Dinesh too didn’t study mathematics beyond the basic level but went on to complete his graduation in Commerce from Delhi University. However, unlike most blind students, Dinesh wanted to pursue computer science after his graduation. He appeared for the Masters in Computer Applications entrance examination, but couldn’t clear itbecause of his lack of knowledge in math. However, this didn’t dilute his determination to pursue computer science and he decided to learn math on his own.

Arti Bubna

Proprietor, Voice Vision Computer Institute for the Blind


People with visual disabilities flying a plane or driving a car. Fantasies? Perhaps. People with visual disabilities at senior positions in research and development labs, scientific and business organizations. Day dreams? Maybe. Maybe not. One thing is sure - Arti Bubna is a dreamer with Big Hairy Audacious Goals. But you can’t take her lightly, because she is an achiever of some of those dreams, those audacious goals.

First meet Arti Bubna – Senior faculty and proprietor of Voice Vision (Computer Institute for Blind); owner of Ascent Networks Pvt. Ltd. – a company that sells, purchases and services computers; and Manager, Post-sales department in the distributorship for Nortel EPABX systems and CCTVs run by her family. Big positions but hard earned and well deserved. For hers is a story of riding the crests of hope and scraping the troughs of despair. And what comes through is a woman of immense grit, self-confidence and positive attitude.

Mohammed Asif Iqbal

Rough ride on my journey to get educated
By Mohammed Asif Iqbal

“No, we can’t teach you”. “Sorry, we are not equipped to teach a blind student”. “It would be major embarrassment for our institute if you do not complete the course”. “We sympathize with you but why don’t you consider doing this course from a private institute”.

This is what I was told by the many educational institutes I approached to realize my dream of pursuing formal educating.

I was born in Bihar. I could never see perfectly. I had 50% eyesight and attended a school in Bhagalpur, Bihar. Teachers and the school principal never made any extra effort to make me understand what was being taught. They perceived me as the dimmest boy in the class and didn’t bother investing time in me. I lost interest in studies and started believing that formal education was not meant for me. As a result, I failed in Class II and Class IV examinations.

Success Stories

They are unconventional and brave. More often than not, they are lone warriors. We present inspirational accounts of people who worked around their physical disability and societal prejudices, to realise their dreams.
Mohammed Asif Iqbal
Rough ride on my journey to get educated “No, we can’t teach you”. “Sorry, we are not equipped to teach a blind student”. “It would be major embarrassment for our institute if you do not complete the course”. “We sympathize with you but why don’t you consider doing this course from a private institute”. Read Asif’s Story
Arti Bubna
Proprietor, Voice Vision Computer Institute for the Blind
Arti Bubna. Vivacious, positive, gritty, confident and independent with a love for life. Also some one who has faced challenges from early childhood and overcame them to be an entrepreneur. An inspiring story. Read Arti's Story

Success Stories

They are unconventional and brave. More often than not, they are lone warriors. We present inspirational accounts of people who worked around their physical disability and societal prejudices, to realise their dreams.

Mohammed Asif Iqbal

Rough ride on my journey to get educated

“No, we can’t teach you”. “Sorry, we are not equipped to teach a blind student”. “It would be major embarrassment for our institute if you do not complete the course”. “We sympathize with you but why don’t you consider doing this course from a private institute”.
Read Asif’s Story

Arti Bubna

Proprietor, Voice Vision Computer Institute for the Blind

Arti Bubna. Vivacious, positive, gritty, confident and independent with a love for life. Also some one who has faced challenges from early childhood and overcame them to be an entrepreneur. An inspiring story.
Read Arti's Story

Dinesh

Sun Certified programmer

Read the story of remarkable determination and hard work, of this first blind Sun-certified programmer in India.
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Shivaji

M.Phil, Jawaharlal Nehru University

An account of relentless pursuit for excellence in education that has taken Shivaji beyond Indian shores.
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Rajpal

Gail Employee

An inspiring journey from a small village in Haryana to becoming a computer operator with GAIL.
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