India’s first driving school for the physically challenged

When one has the determination and perseverance to follow one’s passion, nothing in the world can stop one.

Harish Kumar, 48, a techie and driving enthusiast from Ahmedabad, has proved this more than once in his life. Born without a limb below the elbow joint on his right side, Harish never let his disability stop him from following his dreams. He did it all: completed M Tech from IIT Delhi, started working for a big telecom company, rose to the post of General Manager, then left his job to follow his passion for driving, set national as well as international records while undertaking driving expeditions, and finally started India’s first ever driving school for the physically challenged.

When he was following his passion by taking part in expeditions like the Golden Quadrilateral Expedition (Ahmedabad-Delhi-Kolkatta-Chennai-Mumbai-Ahmedabad), where he covered 6,000 km in 129 hours and entered the Limca Book of Records, he was approached by several people with disabilities asking him to teach them how to drive. On speaking with them, he found out that it was extremely difficult for people with disabilities to learn driving as no driving schools accepted them. So he decided to take on the challenge himself and started the very first driving school for specially challenged people in India: ‘Ability on Wheels’.

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Source: The better India


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