Inspiring Story of Navin Gulia
Life of Navin Gulia
As a child, he was a below-average student, and as he was physically weak, he never got to participate in sports. The constant snubbing by my classmates led to a lot of frustration. Now looking back, he feel it is very important to get frustrated in life, because it pushes you to take decisions. One day, he decided to work on my shortcomings and soon became one of the most accomplished sportsmen in my school.
He joined IMA at the age of 18. When he injured my spine during the final obstacle training competition, he was just one step away from becoming an army officer. As he lay in the hospital bed for several months, he got a lot of time to think and to observe people. he saw many people saying, "Why did this happen to me?", and he would think, "Why should it not happen to you? If it can happen to anyone, you have an equal chance, why should you be the chosen one?"
On the evening of April 29, 1995, a 19 year young gentleman cadet suffered a near-fatal accident during his passing-out parade at the Indian Military Academy. The injuries were so grave that doctors declared he would not survive more than three days and also 100% disabled.
Achievements of Navin Gulia
Navin Gulia is well known as a multiple award-winning, internationally acclaimed, Author, Adventurer, Thinker, Orator and Social Worker.Even though doctor declared him disabled, he did not quit from his ambition and goal. After coming out of the hospital after 2 years, he prepared himself mentally and starts taking more challenges in his life. He, sitting on his wheel chair, completed his PG in Computer Management and start teaching Computer science. At present is running his own coaching centre in Gurgaon.He added his name in Limca World Record by driving non-stop from Delhi to Marsimikla. He is first and only disabled person to reach 18,632 feet height, the highest motor able pass in the world in 55 hours. Not only this, being adventurous by heart, Navin has practiced flying Microlite aircraft. Apart from this, he has written two books motivated from his own life experiences (Book1: In Quest of the Last Victory, Book2: Veer Usko Janiye). He also runs an NGO named ADAA "Apni Duniya Apna Ashiana" dedicate to work for street children, village children and differently able children. For complete knowledge about this brave guy, you can reach his website (http://www.navingulia.com/)
ADAA (Apni Duniya, Apna Ashiana)
He believes that the progress of a country is not measured by a successful mission to Mars, but by what we do for those at the lowest rung of society.
In 2007, he founded ADAA and began working with beggar children living in hutments in Gurgaon, and later children from nearby villages. But this is not a popular cause. If he make an orphanage or a temple, those are popular causes.
Why do you think we see a filthy, naked child on the road? It is because we want to see such a child, give him money and feel good about it. This is called social corruption; we only worry about our electricity and water. We have no time to raise our voice against this menace.
You give away coins because they are useless for you. But that child will not spend that money on himself, because then his condition will improve. His job requires him to look dirty because he is working for a lot of people. He earns money for his handlers, gives us the satisfaction of doing good for the poor. He gives filmmakers an interesting plot and NGOs a reason to win awards.
He does not have a voice; he cannot go to India Gate with a candle. he spoke to some news channels but they say it is not an interesting story to cover, unless we have children whose limbs have been chopped off. Unless society wants this to stop, it will not stop.
There is a well known quote by Navin Gulia
"For a tiger to walk Alone, Strong, Confident, and Fearless, is not Bravery. It is outing. It is what it is. It is its Nature. It possible cannot be anything else except that. In life, never give yourself a choice to be anything except what you wish to be. Make it your nature."
Navin Gulia is the recipient of numerous prestigious Awards including the Karmaveer Chakra, Global Indian of the Year, KavinCare Ability Mastery Award and many more. He has been awarded as National Role Model by Prime Minister in 2006.