At Amazon, Team Leader Nishant Anand finds the opportunity to discover his true potential
At Amazon, every employee get the opportunity to grow to their full potetial. This includes people with and without disabilities. Steps are taken such that every employee has a sense of value, belonging and opportunity. This story of Nishant Anand, Team Leader in Amazon’s New Delhi office, is just one example of hos this attitude is changing lives.
Nishant Anand or Nish as he prefers to be known does not like to be limited due to his disability. This Team leader at Amazon’s New Delhi office has a locomotor disability called post-polio paralysis.
“When I was two years old, a doctor injected the needle in the veins instead of muscle”, says Nish. His right lower limb was affected leaving him 49% paralysed. He can walk and climb stairs without any support.
Nishant has post polio paralysis
“Living with disability is like Alice in Wonderland in a way”, says Nish. “This is the worst curse one can get as a terrible and barbaric punishment. Society at large looks at us an aliens and not humans. They do not even consider us a part of society”.
However, Nish has not let this negativity come in the way of living life king size. He has done an MBA in Supply Chain Management and has nearly seven years’ work experience. At Amazon he works in the Sales and Forecasting Operations division. Here, Nish finds enabling environment with freedom and support to grow.
I have been here three months’ so far and the journey is good, very smooth. There is an enormous amount of things to learn and develop. Amazon is not just a company, it is an institution which not only gives us opportunities to grow our skills but ensures we get what we deserve as per our potential. – Nishant Anand, Team Leader, Amazon, New Delhi
Nish is also into adventure sports like water skiing, deep sea walking, para gliding, snorkeling and scuba diving. “These are activities I have done despite hurdles and negative suggestions”, he adds.
Loves adventure sports
This young man has also participated in the 10-km 2019 Delhi Marathon and has traveled to over 14 countries. “I have traveled to almost every part of India as well except the far east. I have also completed four on site business projects”.
All he says that people with disabilities want is equal opportunity and a fair attitude. He has found this at Amazon. “Here, the attitude towards people with disabilities is fair and professional”.
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