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Captain Anny Divya, World’s Youngest Woman Commander To Fly Boeing 777, Is Making India Proud

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In a male dominated society where women pilots are a handful, Anny Divya, born in a small town in Punjab with a dream to become a pilot. Yes, she was a kid who had dreams of flying really high, when the society told her not to. But, Anny had dreams of being one and of not taking the doctor-engineer career route. Luckily, her parents supported her but she faced resistance from her relatives.

Anny, born in Pathankot to an army man, wanted to be a pilot ever since she was a little kid. After her father took voluntary retirement, her family shifted to Vijaywada. When Anny turned 17 in her 12th standard, she got through Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi (IGRUA), the pilot training institute in Uttar Pradesh. Her family took a loan to fund the course to fulfill her dream to fly.

There she faced challenges of her own. While she could read and write well in English, Divya was very conscious of her English-speaking skills. She worked on her english speaking skills and gained expertise over it.

Source: hindustantimes.com

In a recent interview given to Hindustan Times, she said;

“The cultural change from a small town to a big city was overwhelming for me. I had difficulty adjusting and speaking English. People used to mock me for my poor English and that hurt me a lot. At times, I thought of going back. However, I didn’t. With my parents’ support, I worked hard enough to win a scholarship.”

The resolute woman was not ready to give up. At 19, she finished her training and landed a job with Air India. Then, she flew a Boeing 737 when she was sent to Spain for training and when she turned 21, she went to London for another training and flew a Boeing 777!

Source: indiasamvad.co.in

From there on, there was no looking back for her. Anny traveled the world and proved her capabilities to everyone who ever opposed her.

“I am proud to say that India has taken lead over rest of the world including developed countries when it comes to the number of female pilots. In India, 15% woman fly as airline pilots, while globally, it is an average of approximately 5%.”

Living by the mantra of hard work, Anny Divya’s small piece of advice to everyone is:

“Your parents are your biggest support, so trust them to keep you grounded. And there’s no substitute for hard work.”

Source: Hindustan Times & ScoopWhoop

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Laxmi : Hero Not a Victim

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“I felt like my whole body was burning! My skin just seemed to come off “, recalls 32 years old Laxmi, who was just 15 at the time, she suffered acid attack. What was her fault? She rejected the undue advances of the man twice her age and in the process hurt his ego. That was enough for the man to get hold of her on that dreaded day in 2005 and throw acid on her face. He damaged her face, her body, but could not succeed in damaging her spirit.

Yes, Laxmi was down and out for quite some time due to the mental and physical scars, but she managed to stand up again to face the world, which treats the women a second class citizen.

She decided to help other victims, as she knew how it was difficult to fight the battle alone against all odds. Thus, she ensured that the other victims couldn’t be alone in their battle.

Laxmi started her career as a campaigner with ‘Stop Acid Attacks’ campaign. She worked as a campaign coordinator in initial days. Soon, Laxmi became a voice for the survivors of acid attacks, across the world. She received multiple awards in India for her work to curb the sale of acid and to rehabilitate the survivors of acid attacks through her foundation.

In 2014 Laxmi started hosting a television show, Udaan, on New Express.

Laxmi happens to be a beautiful woman, beautiful for the fact that she has dedicated her life for other’s cause, beautiful for the fact that she is standing against something that is seriously wrong in our society.

Today, she is the director of Chhanv Foundation, an NGO, which is dedicated to help the survivors of acid attacks in India. Laxmi received a 2014 International Women of Courage award by US First Lady Michelle Obama. She was also chosen as the NDTV Indian of the Year.

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In her personal space, she had once given up on finding a partner thanks to the stares and comments she received in public left her too ashamed to leave the home, but went on to find love through her campaigning work to stop other women suffering the same fate.

Things took a turn in her personal life when she met activist Alok Dixit and both of them fell in love and decided to stay together forever.

Today, they are the proud parents of a baby girl Pihu.

The people from all walks of life and from all over the country show sympathy for Laxmi. They narrate the story of her bravery loudly. But has the society really changed? Has the “man” in the society understood that No means No from a girl. It does not entitle him to hurt and cause any harm to the woman. Has the society gathered courage to stop an acid attacker on the streets if they see the one happening any day? Will the ones, who lauds Laxmi on TV, accept an acid attack victim as a bride for themselves or for their family? These things remain unanswered. Laxmi’s dream would come true only when these questions stands answered.

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An Academician and A Motivational Speaker : Dr. Rajdeep Manwani

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Touching Lives, Making a Difference

Dr. Rajdeep Manwani is an academician, trainer, motivational speaker and quizmaster par excellence both by training and by choice.

He is a triple post graduate with a Ph.D degree. He has completed his M.Com, M.B.A and M.Phil. He has been awarded a Doctorate in Commerce for his research in ‘Strategic Evaluation of Training in Commercial Banks.
He secured the gold medal for topping both the M.Com and M.Phil examinations in the University of Mysore.
An eloquent speaker, he has won several debates and was adjudged the best speaker in the International Tape Speech Competition, conducted by the Toast Masters International in 2008.

He holds the record of being adjudged the best impromptu speaker for four years in India and Sri Lanka for the years 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2012.

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He has been awarded the Distinguished Toastmaster, the highest award in Toastmasters International. He is the recipient of the National award as a role model for the empowerment of persons with disability from the Hon’ble President of India in December, 2013 and also the recipient of the special award given by the Chief Minister of Karnataka in December, 2011.

He has received the Rotary award also for vocational service in education. He has received the Extraordinary Pathfinder award, given by the Rotary International and the Positive Health Hero award, given by Dr. Batra’s Clinic and Bajaj auto in October, 2012.

He has hosted several training programmes, delivered motivational speeches and held management talk shows on the All India Radio.

He has also done workshops on humour and wit in several colleges and companies. He is a passionate quizzer and quizmasters for several inter school and inter collegiate competitions.

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At present, he is working as the co-ordinator in the Department of Commerce in Jain University, Bangalore and is a part of the internal quality assurance cell of the college and also a key member of the research cell of the college and has completed two minor research projects on ‘Entrepreneurship’ and ‘Student Behaviour’.

He has published several research articles and presented several papers on education and management in various national and international seminars.

He has trained, motivated and mentored over 17,500 students and executives over a span of eighteen years and received excellent ratings from his corporate and educational clients, which include Britania Industries Limited, State Bank of India (SBI), Sobha Developers , WIPRO and Kotak life Insurance and the likes.

He firmly believes in the motto of his life “Touching Lives, Making a Difference

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This Police Officer’s Has Created An Internet Sensation For All The Right Reasons

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Meet Rakesh Kumar, currently posted with the Haryana Police in Sonipat.

It was continuously pouring and life and traffic had taken a halt. Whoever took this picture (We tried tracking the original source of the image and found a lot of names under the message so we’re unsure who to give credits except the cop here). The cop was completely drenched in the rain without his shoes. And when he was asked why he isn’t wearing anyway shoes he said, “Sir, kal bhi duty par aana hai. Jootey geeley ho gaye toh kal kya pehnunga? Mere pass ek hi boot hai.” (Sir, tomorrow also I have to perform my duty and I have only one pair of shoes.)

police-wala(This picture was taken on 2nd August around 4:30 PM.)

It’s sad that we don’t respect our men in uniforms because a few have ruined their image. Irrespective of whether or not you agree or not, they’ve been of great help in times of need. They’ve ensured they stay up at night and patrol the streets so that you and I sleep soundly. They’ve sacrificed their personal life to protect ours. There are a lot of stories like these that need to make rounds instead of only highlighting the negative ones.

His name is Rakesh Kumar and we want this man to be famous. Here’s the post that’s been doing the rounds. Let’s share this good samaritan’s face across the internet where there’s a man who’s getting drenched on the streets, controlling traffic so that you and I reach home safe and dry.

Source: Being Indian

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Story of an Autowalla becoming a Pilot

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When a chaiwala (tea vendor) can become the Prime Minister of India, it is not impossible for an auto-rickshaw driver to become a pilot Shrikant Pantawane from Nagpur, an auto-rickshaw driver and the son of a security guard, hailing from a financially challenged background had to start working early in his life for earning livelihood.

The story goes that he went to the airport to deliver a parcel and struck up a conversation with the cadets there. That was when he learnt that being in the Air Force was not the only way one could become a pilot. He learnt about a pilot scholarship programme from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, and he made up his mind.
After completing his school studies and passing 12th, he joined a flight training school in Madhya Pradesh. He faced a lot of difficulties due to his lack of fluency in speaking English. Even then, he decided not to give up and kept working hard until he was able to surpass this obstacle with a little help from his friends. But the purple path ended for him shortly. It happened so that even after getting his licence, he couldn’t get any job for a long time due to the recession in the aviation industry.

Two months ago, though, he got a call from the Indigo Airlines, informing him that he is being hired as a First Officer.
This is a story where destiny and fate met. Destiny was for him to become a pilot but it was his attitude that changed his fate from being an auto-rickshaw driver to becoming a pilot.
He is Truly Inspirational and Truly Talented Indian. We salute him for his spectacular achievements.

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This 24 year old blind entrepreneur from Hyderabad built a Rs 50-crore company, Bollant Industries

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Srikanth Bolla. (Pic courtesy indiatimes.in)

Every person is special, everyone is talented. You just have to look inside you, what gift you are born with and once you know it, world bows in respect.

This time, The Talented Indian presents the person, who is not only a magical inspiration to the youths but also to the differently abled persons. Born to the poor parents 24 years ago in the east coast of Andhra Pradesh with no light in his eyes,  Srikanth Bolla, who was once rejected by IITs is now the CEO of Hyderabad-based Bollant Industries having an annual turnover of INR 50 crore. The Bollant Industries  employ uneducated and differently abled youths to manufacture eco-friendly and disposable consumer packaging solutions.

After being born blind and poor, his journey has not been a cakewalk. He has struggled a lot, fought for his right to study in the Indian institutions but had been completely expelled out of the community and social environment. On one hand India is advancing to new levels, while on the other it is difficult to find friendly and welcoming behavior towards the under-privileged sections of the society.

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In spite of people condemning the child without sight advising his parents to abandon him, they raised him with love and affection ignoring the people advice and also the fact of that they earned only INR 1600 rupee a month, they decided to educate him. However, this news was not welcomed by the society, as their attitude was ruthless towards him and people like him.

Srikanth was never given an opportunity to participate in the physical training classes and often was pushed to the last benches. He has experienced seclusion right from his childhood, as his peers always made fun of him, until when his parents realized his need for the special school, where he discovered his love for chess and cricket.  He said that he got the opportunity to work for Lead India Project, a movement to empower the youths through value-based education, with former President Late Dr APJ Abdul Kalam.

What followed next was completely unfair, in spite of securing 90% in class X.  He was not allowed to pursue science stream. He says, “I was made blind by the people’s perception of the people”.  He decided not to give up and it eventually worked for him. His constant letters to the Government got him the permission to take up science stream but at his own risk. He got his text book converted to audios and despite all the hardships he secured a whopping 98% in his class XII examination.

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He later applied for IITs, BITS, Pilani and other prestigious institutions in the country. In response, he got  a letter  stating that he was blind and hence he was not allowed to apply for the competitive examinations. Then, he thpoght if IITs didn’t want him, he didn’t want IITs as well. How long could one fight?

After facing rejections, Srikanth started applying to the Universities abroad and went on to become the first international blind student to be admitted to the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology(MIT) in the United States of America. During his stay in the United States of America, he found himself dealing with multiple questions with a desire to do something better and fulfilling.

His thirst for justice brought him back to India. Some of the many questions that bothered him were why should a differently-abled child be pushed to the back row in the class? Why should the 10 percent of the differently-abled population of this beautiful country, India, be secluded from the society? Why can’t they make a living like every other Indian with dignity?

He helped more than 3000 students in acquiring educational qualifications and vocational rehabilitation.  Then, the another question started to worry him what about their employment? To solve this problem, he started a company which now employs  more than 150 differently-abled people.

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The principle he follows is that one should show compassion and make people rich. He includes people in his life and remove loneliness. We should also start doing something good for others and it will come back to us one form and the other.

Srikanth Bolla stands strong as an ideal example, no matter what obstacles he is born with,   One should never give up and no matter how many hurdles life has to offer, one should keep on fighting going. One day troubles will be tired of one’s determination and nothing can stop one from becoming whatever one has dreamt of.

 The Talented Indian Community takes great pride in congratulating him for his exemplary success despite being differently-abled
 

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