Be it education, career or health, one of the keys to accomplishing anything in life is having the desire to do something and take it to its logical conclusion. Many people want to do so many things in their lives, but most of them won’t achieve it because it is not a must for them. However, Brijesh Jatav, hailing from Madhavpur, near Madhya Pradesh’s Tekanpur town, was willing to put any amount of time, energy and effort, to achieve his desire. Despite being a Divyang (he lacks two palms and an eye), his goals are a must for him.
At a time, when even a normal person had to depend on others for various works, Brijesh do everything by himself right from taking a bath to eating food and even riding cycles. The 25-year-old can even operate computer without any glitch.
But how did he become physically handicapped?
When he was six, he met with an accident caused by firecrackers, which was lit during a marriage procession in his own village. In that incident, Brijesh not only lost one of his eyes but both the palms.
Despite that unfortunate incident, Brijesh shined on. He not only continued with his studies but also excelled at it. Today he is an M.Sc. student at a private university in Gwalior and is also preparing for competitive examinations. His resilience and courage to shine among all odds was even honored by Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Chouhan. He was also given a financial assistance of Rs 20,000 to take his dream of becoming an IAS officer further.
Being the elder son of his family, Brijesh don’t want to become a burden on his parents. To support his studies and also bear the cost of his two siblings, he gives tuition at home. He teaches classes from one to ten and also provides computer training at home.
Despite such difficulties at home, Brijesh wants to keep aside the sad tales of his physical damages and concentrate on becoming an able person. He desires to become an IAS officer and contribute to the country in every small way possible.
Brijesh’s desire to be self-reliant amid all odds is no less than an example for every one who wishes to achieve success despite constraints.