Under its Uttarakhand@25 lecture series, RSC Dehradun organized an interactive lecture of Sri Shailendra Yadav. Born with hundred percent blindness, Sri Yadav is working with state bank of India as a deputy manager in Delhi; Honorary director Samarthanam Trust for disabled North India; North India secretary Cricket Association for the Blind in India; and general secretary Cricket Association for the Blind in Delhi. He is also working on various assignments like application of AI in education.
In his lecture on, “Be grateful to God for all that you have”, he motivated participants on various aspects of life. He said that without vision of eyes, one can have vision for life. Lack of opportunity make people disabled. therefore we need to identify our strength and work with full dedication to realise your goals. Don’t wholly depend on anyone and do by your own with possible support. Value your time & teachers and never fear of failure or mistake. If you find person weaker then you, then think how we can help them. He said that there is nothing like disability, it is your mind and thoughts. So remove any such kind of barriers. Vision is what you get through your hard work. He emphasised on importance and judicious use of technology. Technology never discriminate, therefore we should also try to make inclusive world. Participants also asked question and he answered at the end of his lecture. He demonstrated that how technology enabled him to work in office, read, write and communicate through his phone.
Earlier, Dr DP Uniyal, Joint Director, UCOST and Sri GS Rautela, Advisor, Science City Dehradun addressed the gathering. Dr Kailash N Bhardwaj, in-charge RSC coordinated the program and delivered vote of thanks to guests and participants. A total of 110 participants including UCOST & RSC staff, families and students & teachers of ITITI, Jhajra were present in the program.