Priyanka Dewan: The roller-skating star who beat disability

Priyanka Dewan was just eight years old when she picked up a pair of roller skates at her mother’s suggestion. What started out as a hobby soon turned into a passion and the 20-year-old is now an international roller-skating champion.

In 2019, she won three medals – a gold, silver and bronze – at the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Abu Dhabi. She says life has been tough on her. She was born with an intellectual disability and endured a lot of bullying while growing up.

But through it all, she says, she is grateful for her mother’s support and urges everyone to “support children with disabilities.” “The only difference is that people called us ‘special’,” she adds. “But we are just like others.”

https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-asia-india-56080312

Published by charlesghose

Charles Ghose graduated the University Of Greenwich London with a BA in Communications and Media. His university life was very enriched by his very active participation in various University societies. Charles ran the gamut of campus student communities; he was involved with the Politics and Debate Societies, Students Union, and University Of Greenwich Choir, and chamber choir. Charles Ghose acts as an independent contractor working in the very lucrative Freelance Translator Field. He has been hired by various International Humanitarian NGO's, private corporations, and The Overseas Fellowship Mission. Charles has also lead workshops for employers on the theme of mindfulness training courses for the improvement of employee’s health and well-being. Charles is a strong believer that a happy work force adds to higher productivity and loyalty to a company by employees.

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