Nothing Stops The Determined!

The Logical Indian

October 18th, 2014

Suffering from Osteogenesis Imperfecta, Poonam Shroti is just a little over two feet in height.

Her body has been ravaged by numerous operations. As she puts it, there are perhaps more plates supporting her body than bones. But this did not stop her from positively impacting the lives of many.

29 years old Poonam an MBA in Finance with a PG Diploma in Personnel Management. Her educational qualifications would have landed an individual with a decent employment, but not Poonam. In her every interview prospective employers were always concerned about her tiny physical structure.

Finally, an HR firm seemed a shade positive. Poonam approached them stating that they need not pay her any salary until they first checked her working abilities.The firm hired and treated her like any other employee. Poonam worked there for 6 years.

But Poonam wanted to do something different that could challenge her. She converted her disability into an opportunity and started an organization Uddip Social Welfare Society to help physically challenged individuals. It allows Poonam to utilize her potential as someone who has seen the worst of life and emerged as a role model.

Other activities that she has begun focusing on are blood donations and she wants to make the women self sufficient by providing them livelihood options. Uddip Social Welfare Society has also started a campaign named CanDo for the empowerment of disabled individuals.

“If one’s willpower is strong, one is propelled to action, and when one takes that action, the path ahead becomes clearer.”

Read more about her amazing story at TheBetterIndia.com: http://goo.gl/3yaj91

Share your thoughts..

Related Stories

My Story: I Feel Ashamed That Even In 21st Century I Suffered Of Social Boycott Due To Vitiligo

My Story: I Lost My Sister 2 Months Back As I Didn’t Have Money And Now I Don’t Want To Lose My Father Too

Sanyasi Behera

Meet A Visually Impaired, Who Cracked State Administrative Service Of Odisha

Sell Fake Degrees

Gurugram: Cheats Who Run Institute And Sell Fake Degrees, Diplomas & Mark Sheets Arrested

Sai Kaustav Dasgupta

This 26-Yr-Old Is A Singer, Composer, Motivational Speaker And 80% Disabled

First Indian Woman Javelin Thrower

Javelin Thrower Annu Rani Sets National Record, Becomes The First Indian Woman To Cross 60m Mark

Latest on The Logical Indian

News

UIDAI Refuses To Disclose How Much It Spent On Advertising Aadhaar In Past 8 Years, Despite Being Asked Under RTI

Awareness

Sex Ratio At Birth Dips In 17 States, Gujarat & Haryana Worst Performers: NITI Aayog Report

Rewind

Today, 8 Years Ago: WikiLeaks Accesses Thousands Of Classified Documents About US Military Misconduct In Iraq & Afghanistan

News

On Advice Of Tantrik, Hyderabad Couple Kidnap & Behead 3-Month-Old Girl Child To Ward Off “Evil Spirits”

News

Hindu Ekta Manch Takes Out Protest Rally In Support Of A Police Officer Accused Of Raping & Murdering An 8-Yr-Old

My Social Responsibility

He Saw A Dying Man On The Railway Tracks And Stopped All The Trains And Fought With Police And Hospital To Save Him