Today, I share with you the inspiring life story of Naveen Gulia, which appeared in The Times of India, New Delhi edition of January 25, 2013 under the caption “Life is beautiful, indeed!” (p.15)
Born on July 16, 1973, Naveen, at 18, joined the National Defence Academy (NDA) on June 28, 1991. During the training at NDA, whilst participating in a competition on April 29, 1995, he got grievously injured. His whole body was paralyzed and the only part of the body that he could move was his eyes. He was hospitalized and was discharged after two years as 100 per cent disabled. Post discharge from hospital, he has worked very hard as is evident from his achievements that includes a world record in adventure driving from New Delhi to Marsimik La at 18632 feet. Besides, he has flown hang-gliders and micro-light aircrafts. I am sure you would like to read his story as it appeared in the News paper and to know one of the most important lessons of his life.
I would like to reiterate what I said in one of my earlier blog posts entitled ‘Set Yourself an Inspiring Goal‘ that nothing is impossible if you have the burning desire and a go-getter attitude backed by diligence, discipline, determination, dedication and doggedness, as amply displayed by Naveen.
Lastly; ‘If we think we can, we can’, with these words of Naveen, I sign off this blog post reiterating yet again that Nothing is Impossible.