It is nothing less than a curse to be born with any abnormality especially in the society we live in. But some people rise above the odds and tend to achieve what most of the normal people cannot do. Srikanth Bolla is one of the persons who has managed to achieve the greatest success and now is an inspiration to many. Being born as a blind child, not only him but his parents also suffered a lot. Many neighbors and relatives even suggested smothering him to reduce the future pains. But to their credit, they did not listen to any one of them and raised him well.
Twenty-three years later, Srikanth Bolla is standing tall living by his conviction that if the “world looks at me and says, ‘Srikanth, you can do nothing,’ I look back at the world and say I can do anything.” Now, he is the CEO of the Hyderabad-based Bollant Industry that employs the uneducated and disable persons to manufacture the eco- friendly and disposable consumer packaging solutions which are worth 50 crores.
You might have come across a lot of inspirational stories, but there is something unique that makes Srikanth’s story truly inspirational. Srikanth’s was not only born blind but also in a poor family that is even worse especially in our society. He then faced a lot of problems while growing up; he was not allowed to play and opt the subjects of his own choice because of the disability. But he entirely came out of the dark clouds of misfortune he was born with. Our society has put a set of various limits that make it even more difficult for disabled persons to do something. But, Srikanth’s did not lose hope at all, and at 18 he was the first international blind student to be admitted to the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US.
This was just the beginning of his success, and then he kept on achieving various milestones.
You might have heard this phrase a lot of times but do you ever follow it? This is the root of the problem; people are mature enough to understand the condition of the society but are immature to do anything about it. But people like Srikanth Bolla take a much-needed step and do something great for the community. He is indeed a blessing to the disabled people who would not have done anything without his constant support and effort. So, if you will do something right, it will come back to you no matter what.
Some people think about changing the world. And then there are people like Srikanth Bolla who do something about it. He is a real inspiration for many. If he can achieve success and do well for the society, then anyone can.
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