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Ashtavakra

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Ashtavakra

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  2. 2. Saint Ashtavakra Nothing can handicap Spirit of Achievement Let Noble Thoughts Come to us from all Directions- Rig Veda 3
  3. 3. Saint Ashtavakra Let Noble Thoughts Come to us from all Directions- Rig Veda 4
  4. 4. Saint Ashtavakra “Bondage is when the mind longs for something, grieves about something, rejects something, holds on to something, is pleased about something or displeased about something.” ― Ashtavakra The Self O Master, Tell me how to find Detachment, wisdom, and freedom! Child, If you wish to be free, Shun the poison of the senses. Seek the nectar of truth, Of love and forgiveness, Simplicity and happiness. Earth, fire and water, The wid and the sky-- You are none of these. If you wish to be free, Know you are the Self, The witness of all these, The heart of awareness. Set your body aside Sit in your own awareness. You will at once be happy, Forever still, Forever free. Let Noble Thoughts Come to us from all Directions- Rig Veda 5
  5. 5. Ashtavakra in King Janaka’s Court
  6. 6. Ashtavakra, Aroon, Nothing can Handicap the Spirit of Achievement
  7. 7. Arun / Aruna / Anoora Charioteer of Surya Bhagwan  Born to Vinata & Kashyap  Born Pre-matured  Undeveloped Lower Body  Protects Earth from Sun’s Heat / anger  Brother of Garud  Father of Jatayu & Sampati
  8. 8. Sabari Srinivas - Chennai http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-features/tp-downtown/nothing-can-handicap-spiritof-achievement/article4398669.ece 12 Yrs age: Knows C++, BASIC, HTML  Razor sharp memory  Distinction in National and Intl competitions including Australian University of South Wales Educational Assessment  No functioning of waist and legs due to a Mole on his Spinal Cord at birth
  9. 9. VED DARSHANACHARYA Swami Gangeswaranand Blind Sindhi Saint helped in Printing Vedas Travelled Around The World 27th December, 1881,
  10. 10. Hridayeshwar Singh Bhati Youngest Patent Holder 9 Year old boy Jaipur 6 Player Chess Board Suffers from Duchenne muscular dystrophy and is confined to a wheelchair 11
  11. 11. Arunima Sinha Ambedkar Nagar, UP Former National Volleyball Player, Pushed from Train by chain snatchers – Multiple Fractures Age 25: 1st Amputee to climb Everest at 10.55 am on Tue 21 May 2013 12
  12. 12. Arunima Sinha 26 year old 1st Female Amputee to Climb Sagarmatha Almost two years to the day since a moving train severed Arunima Sinha’s left leg just below the knee, the 26-year-old Indian arrived at Everest base camp ready to climb the world’s highest mountain. On Tuesday 21 May 2013 morning just before 11 o’clock she became the first female amputee to reach the summit. Ms. Sinha, who has a prosthetic leg, took nearly 17 hours to scale the mountain after spending about two months acclimatizing and going on treks in northern India and Nepal. “She was definitely slow because of her physical condition. But her mental strength and stamina was extraordinary,” said Dawa Sherpa, the general manager at Asian Trekking, a Nepal-based company that organized her expedition. 13
  13. 13. Youngest on Sagar Matha 16 Year Sherpa Temba Tsheri http://lubbockonline.com/stories/053101/wor_053101087.shtml Lost 5 fingers due to Frost bite in an earlier attempt 14
  14. 14. Against All Odds visually impaired girl, Shrishti Tiwari, from Damoh town has topped the Madhya Pradesh Higher Secondary examination in Arts stream.For Shrishti, a student of JBP Government Higher Secondary School in Damoh, the achievement is special not only academically but also because of the fact that she is visually impaired since birth. She scored 481 out of 500 marks to emerge as the topper in Arts stream. Shrishti's grandparents and uncle helped her a lot in mastering the subjects, her family said. While her parents stay in Bhopal because of job compulsions, Shrishti's maternal uncle Sanjay Gangele prepared notes for her. Her maternal grandparents Virendra and Pushpa Gangele read out the notes to her, they said. 15
  15. 15. Physically Challenged – yet helping Dr Sharad Kumar Dixit– USA Free Plastic Surgery – Aurangabad, Bhopal, Bhilai Cannot Talk - Cancer of Lyrics, Cannot Walk- Half Body Paralysed after an accident, Cannot Breath – Heart Patient – 12% heart working – Oxygen from a machine. 2001 Padmashree 10 Hrs w/o a Break. Oct – April 7 months in India & 5 months in US; 1958 – to USA; 1968 onwards Bharat to serve. Vinod Kumar Bansal – Kota IIT Classes At 24, the prognosis for this mechanical engineer was bleak: muscular dystrophy and imminent death. Confined to a wheelchair, he overcame the odds to help thousands of students get into the prestigious IITs. The success of Bansal Classes has spawned an entire industry in Kota, Rajasthan. Let Noble Thoughts Come to us from all Directions- Rig Veda 16 16
  16. 16. WHAT YOUTH MUST DO ? Adopt a Child Don’t Kill a Baby Girl in the womb Donate Eyes Donate Blood It is a Terrible thing to see and have no vision Let Noble Thoughts Come to us from all Directions- Rig Veda 18
  17. 17. Cerebral Palsy Dr. A.K. Purohit (NIMS) Author of Cerebral Palsy Book Cerebral palsy (CP) is neither genetic nor a disease, it is congenital, coming at or about the time of birth, a central motor dysfunction - a permanent, non-progressive defect of the immature brain. Let Noble Thoughts Come to us from all Directions- Rig Veda 19
  18. 18. Cerebral Palsy Spandan (2012), a film by Vegitha Reddy and Aman Tripathi, delves into the dilemma of parents whose child suffers from cerebral palsy. While films made with children with special needs as central characters have been attempted before, the predicament of parents dealing with the stigma associated with condition and beyond is dealt in Spandan. In one of the songs of Spandan "Chal chaal chaal tu bala" more than 50 CP kids have acted. The famous classical singer Devaki Pandit has given her voice to the song penned by Prof. Jayant Dhupkar and composed by National Film Awards winner Isaac Thomas Kottukapally. Let Noble Thoughts Come to us from all Directions- Rig Veda 20
  19. 19. Cerebral Palsy – Aditya Arun Shourie Arun Shourie's son Aditya book “Does He Know a Mother's Heart” Arun Shourie (1941) - Indian journalist, author and politician. Economist with the World Bank (1968–72 & 75–77), Consultant to the Planning Commission, India, Editor of the Indian Express and Times of India, Minister in the government of India (1998–2004) Ramon Magsaysay Award in 1982. Let Noble Thoughts Come to us from all Directions- Rig Veda 21
  20. 20. Autism Let Noble Thoughts Come to us from all Directions- Rig Veda 22
  21. 21. a Surdas TT Chandrasekhar Rani Verma Surdas / Irattai Pulavar / Para Olympics winners API Olympics Let Noble Thoughts Come to us from all Directions- Rig Veda 23
  22. 22. a The Self O Master, Tell me how to find Detachment, wisdom, and freedom! Child, If you wish to be free, Shun the poison of the senses. Seek the nectar of truth, Of love and forgiveness, Simplicity and happiness. Earth, fire and water, The wid and the sky-You are none of these. If you wish to be free, Know you are the Self, The witness of all these, The heart of awareness. Set your body aside Sit in your own awareness. You will at once be happy, Forever still, Forever free. Let Noble Thoughts Come to us from all Directions- Rig Veda 24
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  26. 26. TT National Champion V Chandra sekhar A Glorious Career That Came To A Grinding Halt People who follow table tennis would definitely remember the trauma caused to former national champion V Chandrasekhar as a result of the wrong treatment given by Apollo Hospital. In September 1984, V. Chandrasekhar, three times national table tennis champion and Arjuna Award winner, went to Chennai's Apollo Hospital for treatment of a seemingly innocuous injury. He needed a minisectomy to remove a loose cartilage in his knee, but in a classic exhibition of callousness during the operation, the oxygen supply was turned off for a few minutes, leading to the death of some brain cells.(A healthy person will not be affected if oxygen supply to the brain is cut off for up to four minutes; seven minutes will kill.) Chandrasekhar lost his speech, vision and body co-ordination. He slipped into a coma for nearly two months, and was completely blind for over eight. Today, because of narrow field vision, he cannot drive; finds taking the stairs and turning his body difficult. His thought process is lucid, but there's a gap between thought and speech. Chandrasekhar demanded compensation from Apollo, but they refused. He sued the hospital, the surgeon and the anaesthetist in the Chennai High Court in September 1985 -- and initiated a legal battle that lasted over 10 years. The case was finally settled by the Supreme Court, which awarded Chandrasekhar Rs 19 lakh as compensation in February 1995. The man has fought against all odds to escape death and has now presented his experiences in the form of a book. The book is aptly titled, My Fight Back From Death’s Door. Let’s hope that Chandra can realize his dream of building a top-notch TT Academy in Chennai. Let Noble Thoughts Come to us from all Directions- Rig Veda 28
  27. 27. Medals at Para Olympics Murlikant Petkar was really a multi-faceted sportsperson. Private-jawan in the Corps of Electronics and Mechanical Engineers (EME) in the Indian Army. Disabled during the 1965 War against Pakistan, sustaining severe bullet wounds. originally a boxer at EME, Secunderabad. switched to swimming, athletics, table tennis and slalom 50m freestyle 3 event at Heidelberg when he clocked 37.331 seconds to win gold medal with a world record to boot won 4 medals in international events in swimming Other Indian Olympians who won madels are Bhimrao Kesarkar; Joginder Singh Bedi; Devendra Jhajharia; Rajinder Singh Rahelu; Girisha Nagarajegowda. Let Noble Thoughts Come to us from all Directions- Rig Veda 29
  28. 28. Medals at Para Olympics Other Indian Olympians who won madels are Bhimrao Kesarkar; Joginder Singh Bedi; Devendra Jhajharia; Rajinder Singh Rahelu; Girisha Nagarajegowda. Let Noble Thoughts Come to us from all Directions- Rig Veda 30
  29. 29. Medals at Para Olympics Girisha Nagarajegowda. London Olypics – silver medal High Jump Joginder Singh Bedi, Devendra Jhajharia (Gold in Javelin 2004), Rajinder Singh Rahelu (Bronze in powerlifting 2004), Girisha Nagarajegowda (Silver in High Jump 2012) Let Noble Thoughts Come to us from all Directions- Rig Veda 31
  30. 30. Indian Olympics Medal Winners Top Row Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav (1952 Helsinki) - Bronze in Bantamweight Wrestling Leander Paes (1996 Atlanta) - Bronze in Lawn Tennis Karnam Malleshwari (2000 Sydney) - Bronze in 69 kg Weightlifting Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore (2004 Athens) - Silver in Double Trap Shooting Vijender Singh Beniwal (2008 Beijing) - Bronze in Middle Weight Boxing Abhinav Bindra (2008 Beijing) -Noble Thoughts ComeRifle Shooting Gold in 10m to us from all Let Directions- Rig Veda 32
  31. 31. Indian Olympics Medal Winners Bottom (Left to right) Vijay Kumar (2012 London) - Silver in 25m Rapid Fire Pistol Shooting Sushil Kumar (2008 Beijing & 2012 London) - Bronze & Silver respectively in 66kg Freestyle Wrestling Saina Nehwal (2012 London) - Bronze in Badminton Yogeshwar Dutt (2012 London) - Bronze in 60kg Freestyle Wrestling Gagan Narang (2012 London) - Bronze in 10m Air Rifle Shooting MC Mary Kom (2012 London) - Bronze in 51kg Fly Weight Boxing 33
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  37. 37. Saint Ashtavakra Quotations Let Noble Thoughts Come to us from all Directions- Rig Veda 39
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  39. 39. Teacher of Differently Challenged Persons Vishnu Sharma (1200 BC)  Author of Pancha Tantra  Treated 3 Mentally Dullard children of a king and made them wise  a Let Noble Thoughts Come to us from all Directions- Rig Veda 41
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