ABILITY STORIES

ON COPING WITH LIMB LOSS.

Dec 11, 2020 by Admin business,people

They say movement is life, and that stillness is the opposite and brings upon us ill health. Continuing to live an active and healthy life after enduring limb loss, can seem daunting from time to time, due to various reasons ranging from physical to emotional pain.

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MADHUMITHA VENKATARAMAN: HR PROFESSIONAL, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION EVANGELIST.

Dec 11, 2020 by Admin business,people

Madhumitha Venkataraman is an HR professional with around 9 years of experience who has worked across multiple organizations like Snapdeal, GE and Mercer. Madhumitha is also a woman with disability (orthopaedic disability by birth) and is passionate about diversity and inclusion. She is associated with multiple social enterprises who are focused on building an inclusive world and work with different minority groups. She blogs on diversity and inclusion across varied spectrums of diversity in her blog - disability diaries. She enjoys travelling, reading, watching movies in her free time. Madhumita is a part of the osaat community and provides support and career guidance for those who seek it.Her mission and dream is to see an open and inclusive world for everyone.

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SHIVA PRASAD: Polio at 2, represented India at Wheelchair Tennis at 28

March 17, 2016 by Snigdha Sinha sports,people

Shiva is an apsiring wheelchair tennis player, who was afflicted with polio at the age of 2. His father passed awayrecently,and since then he has been the sole breadwinner, fending for himself and his mother. He has a full time job as a ‘search consultant’ at an ‘executive search firm’. Shiva gets to train only on weekends at the KSLTA and doesn’t even have a coach. In this article about this journey towards becoming a skilled athlete, on Yourstory, Shiva highlights the pressing needs in India that would allow others like him to pursue para­sports professionally.

  1. Support from AITA (All India Tennis Association) or SAI (Sport Authority of India).
  2. Qualified trainers and coaching staff.
  3. Tennis courts and gym facilities to practice every day.
  4. Advanced tennis specific wheelchairs.

Shiva is running a campaign to raise funds to procure the specialised ‘quickie match point wheelchair’. Click here to donate Financial support to participate in tournaments abroad

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