No one would deny that finding a job for people with disabilities in itself is a real task. Even though they may be talented, many companies refuse to offer them a job. While many lose hope and confidence, some real heroes challenge their disabilities and show the world that anything can be conquered through grit and persistence.
Proving that even sky is not the limit for differently able people is Priyanka Thakur, a woman with 54% physical disability who is on her way to become a judge.
Associated with Umang Foundation, a public welfare trust for the disabled, Priyanka Thakur hails from village Vadala of Indora in Kangra district. Her father Surjit Singh is a retired Inspector of BSF & mother Srishta Devi is a homemaker.
She did her LLB from HP University Regional Centre at Dharamsala & LLM from HPU Shimla campus. She has also qualified UGC NET & presently pursuing PhD.
Priyanka didn’t take coaching for judicial service & devoted several hours per day in self-study. She gives credit for her selection in Judicial Service to her parents, teachers, & the emerging disabled-friendly environment on the campus.
“People normally ignore women & especially with disabilities. But if you have self-determination & confidence, you can achieve any heights,” she said.
We are proud of Priyanka Thakur and would like to thank her for inspiring others who suffer from disabilities. Her story is an evidence of how we can write our own destiny with grit and persistence.