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This 21-Year-Old IIM Girl With Visual Imparity Defeated All Odds To Land An Exceptional Job!

Let’s face it, life does not give equal chances and opportunities to everyone. While some are born with a silver spoon, most people do not get such privileges. If you belong to the second category, you have two choices, either whine about it and blame life for everything or get your act together and kick life in the ass by achieving whatever you set your mind to.
This is a real-life story of one girl from Jaipur who took the second route by taking the sourest lemon life had to offer and turning it into lemonade.

Paridhi Verma, a 21-year-old visually impaired student of IIM Lucknow amazed everyone by receiving a placement offer from a micro-finance bank. Boldly accepting her disability at the placement drive, she said,


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“YES, I HAVE A DISABILITY. I SUFFER FROM MACULAR DEGENERATION WITH VISUAL IMPAIRMENT UP TO 90%.”
She got the offer of a customer relationship executive from the bank.

Paridhi’s problem was detected when she was a student of Class 5 when a number of eye tests were conducted on her by reputed doctors. However, she never let her disability come in the way of achieving her goals. 


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“With 10% vision, I may have to take a slightly different path than others. Macular degeneration is a very rare disease and occurs in one in seven lakh people. It is incurable and progressive in my case.”

She was the youngest student of her batch at 19 years when she got a spot at the reputed IIM-Lucknow. Managing her studies with the help of readers and scribes, she cracked the Common Aptitude Test (CAT) in her first attempt.


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“ADVERSITY CAN NEVER BE A HINDRANCE IF YOU ARE DETERMINED TO ACHIEVE SOMETHING. AFTER COMPLETING BBA, I PREPARED FOR JUST THREE MONTHS FOR THE COMMON ADMISSION TEST.”

Apart from excelling in the academic field, she also won the under-18 state level football championship, learned to play the guitar, formed a college band and even performed professionally at a number of concerts.


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Recognising her achievements, she was honoured with the ‘Women of the Future Award 2015’ by the Rajasthan Government.

She didn’t forget to thank her parents for constantly supporting her.


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“I AM A SINGLE CHILD. MY PARENTS NEVER LET ME GO TO ANY SPECIAL INSTITUTE. THEY CHOSE TO MAKE ME STUDY IN REGULAR REPUTED SCHOOLS.”
In Paridhi’s own words, “The challenge in life lies in overcoming difficulties and laying a successful path for yourself.”
Women like her are the real inspiration for anyone who thinks they can’t pursue their passion just because life has been unfair to them.
More power to you, Paridhi
News Source: Hindustan Times

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