Without challenges, life becomes boring and boring, and winning over those challenges gives meaning to life. There is no limit to the number of times that one can successfully succeed in the bitter reality of life. Could do it. 24 years old Srikanth said There is one such person, for whom even the black wall of inferiority of eyes could not become a boundary. Srikanth kept his focus focused only on his strengths and locked on every tongue that had ever tried to discourage him.
Srikanth was born in a small village in Andhra Pradesh. His parents were farmers. He considered himself cursed by giving birth to a blind boy. Srikanth’s childhood was spent in a bed full of thorns. But as soon as his grandmother’s life was settled in it, he used to help the child in doing every day’s work.
The villagers even used to say that “Can not see it.” let it die.”
Srikanth was the only child who was made to feel isolated from other children. He wanted to play in the playground but other children would treat him as if he was not present there. After seeing all this trouble, his uncle suggested his parents to put him in blind school in Hyderabad. Then Srikanth was sent to a different environment about 400 km away from home, where he remembered the house very much. In that environment he could not shield himself and he escaped from there regardless of his safety. His uncle finds him out and then he asks Srikanth the same thing. After all, what kind of life does he want to live at home?
This was the moment in which everything changed. He took a vow to himself that he will give his best in whatever comes in his way. For this he worked very hard and never looked back again. He finished first in his school in the tenth examination. He was very keen that he study further in science, but he had to choose the Mazaburan Arts stream. There was no science subject for blind children in Indian education system. But as usual Srikanth did not see the obstacles. He filed a case in a court and kept fighting till the entire law was changed for all Indian students. He passed his board exams with 98 percent numbers.
Srikanth’s fate was such that he never got anything easily. He wanted to study engineering from a good institute in the country, but due to blindness, he could not get admission in IIT. After being rejected, he applied for further studies at the world-renowned Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was the first blind student to get an opportunity to study at MIT.
After completing his studies, he decided to get a job in the corporate sector and returned to India. Later in Hyderabad Coordination Established an NGO called. In which the students are provided according to personal needs and target based services for students with disabilities.
Srikanth has proved to the world that if the will power in man is filled with codification, then he crosses every darkness. In 2012, Srikanth established Bollant Industries Private Limited in which employment opportunities are provided to the differently-abled.
This company makes eco-friendly products such as areca leaf plates, cups, treas and dinner ware, beetle plates and disposable plates, spoons, cups etc. Later he also added glue and printing products. All responsibility for Srikanth’s business model and execution was with Ravi Manth who not only invested in Srikanth’s company but he was also his mentor. Today, 150 Divyang people are working in his company. Their annual sales have crossed 7 million. Ratan Tata has also provided funds to Srikanth. Srikanth has also been awarded the Best Entrepreneur Award in 2016.
Srikanth says “There was a time when people from all over the world used to make fun of me and say that it will not do anything. This is my answer to them. If you want to emerge as the winner of the battle of life, then you have to be patient at the worst time of your life and success will come to you automatically. ”
At the age of 24, Srikanth achieved a lot. Now, what next He says “The ambition of my life is to become the President of India.” The team of Kenfolios salutes his courage.