Saturday, 4 July 2015

Limiting Abilities, Limitless Possibilities!

 
Call it the maker’s negligence, or fate, some less fortunate people are born with visible and invisible setbacks. For many others, their own negligence (or again, let us it call it fate), has caused irreparable physical and mental scars.

All of us with such subtracted abilities have two choices: we can either pull ourselves up or enjoy the sympathy that society, most willingly, will shower on us!

Here is the story of a man who defied all odds, not only to earn a livelihood for himself, but also to provide livelihoods to others around him.
 
Self motivated!
 
This is the story of Pankaj Kamra, a man who cannot walk like the rest of us.

An ardent sports lover, Pankaj is limited by his disability that does not accord him the fulfillment of being a sportsman.

But Pankaj chose a way different way to express his love for sports. He decided to challenge his maker by opening a sports shop!
 
Pankaj could not dream of winning these trophies, so he dreamt bigger. He distributes them to deserving sportsmen!

His shop, initially, was the only one in the vicinity that sold sports goods. He spread his passion by word of mouth and soon the children in the locality were seen playing various games. 

Today, Pankaj has employed other, less fortunate young men and women to help him run his shop, providing employment to them. 

And the trophy goes to this winning team!

When I spoke to him, his enthusiasm and energy motivated me. I left his shop both ashamed and inspired. Having spent fourteen years, playing various sports, I always complained about lack of time to devote to sports. I have started spending an hour every day, playing one sport. 

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When I asked him to give one message, this is what he said:

“Just want to say -if you think and do positive work, success will come. If something God didn't give, doesn't mean he is not with you. It means he gave you  so many other things to overcome (with which to overcome your disabilities).”
 
I asked him about his vision and mission for his shop.
“My vision--TO DISCOVER, ACKNOWLEDGE AND CULTIVATE SPORTING ATTITUDE IN SOCIETY!
MISSION----TO PROVIDE BEST IN-CLASS SPORTS GOODS AT LOWEST POSSIBLE COST & PARTNERING INDIA'S JOURNEY TOWARDS SPORTS SUPREMACY.....”
 
Pankaj's trophy is this picture of the great Indian batsman Rahul Dravid visiting his shop...
 
 
Carry on with your good work, Pankaj! Your story will inspire many to follow in your footsteps!
 
Note:
His shop is aptly named 'Chak De Sports'. Those of you in Bangalore or visiting Bangalore take time to visit this young man, to motivate and be motivated!
 
Mr.Pankaj can be reached at his shop...
 
 
Services offered by Chak De Sports:
 
1. High quality sports accessories
2. Expert advice on sports that can be pursued by youg children
3.Connecting aspiring sportspeople to professional coaches.
4. Guiding talented youngsters to the right sports academy.
 
Pankaj and his men helping a customer buy right!

Pankaj helping one of his young customer's choose a sport!

 

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