They Chose Not To Place “DIS” In Their Ability

The Logical Indian Crew

November 3rd, 2017

Remember the aching pit in your stomach when you couldn’t get through the college of your choice? Remember the very rude tone of your boss who never fails to sour your mood every morning? When you grill through troubled times in life, all you do is get upset, complain and give up. You would look for ways to escape the situation rather than put up a brave front.

Imagine navigating through life without arms or your bones breaking at the slightest nudge or just standing with courage in the face of “NO” and not budging from your goal! Well, we are talking about certain disabled or rather differently-abled individuals who defied all odds and adversities and still emerged triumphant to achieve the unimaginable. What are these people made of…a different mettle? Not really! They indeed have a never-say-die attitude for a fight towards victory and believe that what the body can’t do, the spirit can. Now, don’t your problems seem insignificant in front of such situations? Doesn’t that rude tone of your boss seems a manageable affair?

These differently-abled people are the real heroes. They are the ones who have clinged on to hope. They grew, they bloomed and they conquered. Their courage and determination helped make way for a better life path, a life that doesn’t limit their capacities and gives them wings to touch the lives of others to spread more smiles each day.

Some talked-about achievers are Deepa Malik, Girish Sharma and Arunima Sinha. Deepa Malik is the first Indian woman athlete to win a medal in the Paralympics. Girish Sharma, a disabled player having only one leg, has turned into a badminton champion. Arunima Sinha is the first female amputee in the world to scale the Mount Everest successfully and received a Padma Shri in 2015. Prior to getting acknowledged nation-wide, these winners’ achievements were recognised by Dr Batra’s Positive Health Awards.

Dr Batra’s Positive Health Awards is an initiative to acknowledge the struggle and raise a toast to the indomitable spirit of unsung heroes. This award ceremony has been felicitating medical miracles since the last 10 years long before they went into mainstream spotlight by virtue of their deeds. These heroes have triumphed over severe and even incapacitating disease and disability to lead positive, purposeful and truly inspirational lives.

Other recipients of this prestigious award have been Girish Gogia – 90% paralysed but a motivational speaker to millions,  Dhaval Khatri – lost both hands to fate but rewrote his destiny as a painter and Laxmi Agarwal – acid attack victim and survivor who walked at an international fashion show, to name a few.

Dr Batra’s People’s Choice Award is in its second year as a part of the 11th edition of Dr Batra’s Positive Health Awards presented by Bajaj V. This is about a hero, whose achievements have not only touched the jury but have struck a chord with millions of others. This is a story redefining goals and reaching newer heights by each day. This award segment is a means to salute their infallible spirit and dedicated determination to overcome any hurdle that comes their way. These heroes have consistently proven the fact, “Nothing Is Impossible”.

The three nominees for this year’s Dr Batra’s People’s Choice Award are, Bandenawaz Nadaf, Sai Kaustuv Dasgupta and Virender Singh. Watch their inspirational videos here:

Bandenawaz Nadaf: The ‘armless man’ who painted his life colourful!

Born without arms, he became a successful foot painter whose paintings adorn the walls of celebrity homes and proved that ‘Nothing Is Impossible’. Vote for Nominee 1, Bandenawaz Nadaf, for the People’s Choice Award 2017. Read more on V presents Dr. Batra's #PositiveHealthAwards.

Posted by Dr Batra's on Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Sai Kaustuv Dasgupta: The ‘wheelchair warrior’ who has a rare bone disease but makes no bones about it!

A rare bone disease left him 90% disabled, yet, this wheelchair warrior became a professional graphic designer proving that ‘Nothing Is Impossible’. Vote for Nominee 2, Sai Kaustuv Dasgupta, for the People’s Choice Award 2017. Read more on Bajaj V presents Dr. Batra's #PositiveHealthAwards

Posted by Dr Batra's on Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Virender Singh: The ‘goonga pehelwan’ who has won wrestling championships and turned a deaf ear to mockery!

The ‘Goonga Pehelwan’ who won wrestling championships and turned a deaf ear to mockery proved that ‘Nothing Is Impossible’. Vote for Nominee 3, Virender Singh, for the People’s Choice Award 2017. Read more on V presents Dr. Batra's #PositiveHealthAwards.

Posted by Dr Batra's on Wednesday, November 1, 2017

The stories mentioned above are truly inspiring and heartwarming. Their indomitable spirit and their will to rise above their circumstances are some qualities that  differentiate them. Self-belief and resilience are what makes us look up to them and take their names with utmost reverence.

Read through their inspiring story in detail here Dr Batras.

You can vote for the nominees on the official social media page of Dr Batra’s: Facebook, Instagram & Twitter. Know them. Follow them. Make a difference.

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