The world worries about disability. More than disabled people do.
Meet India’s amputee cyclist, Aditya Mehta.
He vividly remembers the day he lost his legs.
A bus accident in Hyderabad left him disabled above knees. Coming from a garment business family, Aditya believed in his mantra to overcome his disability which was his love for cycling. He took up cycling, became a renowned amputee cyclist and later a double silver medalist at Asian Para-cycling Championship in 2013.
He did not take his life for granted. Following his passion, he added a new chapter to his life.
Aditya cycled from Manali to Khardunga La – the world’s highest motor-able road and hoisted our national flag.
And now he has started his journey which he calls ‘Infinity Ride’ of 1450 km from the capital of India to Mumbai to raise funds for para-athletes.
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Full of optimism and spirit, he talked about his journey so far in an exclusive interview with CNN-IBN:
He started his own organization Aditya Mehta Foundation to raise awareness about the challenges faced by the differently abled and in the process helping the differently abled achieve their dreams.
His foundation provides all support including equipment, coaching, counselling to rehabilitate people and reinstall them into the society.
A positive attitude, will power and determination can make a huge difference to your life.
Hats off, Aditya! Your ability is stronger than your disability.
News Source: IBN Live