Travel the world & live life to the fullest, Nivedita Vasant believes sky is the limit!
Nivedita Vasant, a 29-year-old with cerebral palsy, lives in Bengaluru with her parents. An administrative assistant with Eka Inclusion, she has big dreams. She wants to travel around the world, empower disabled people and live life to the fullest. Read on to know more about this youngster.
Nivedita Vasant, 29, believes nothing is impossible in life. Her parents Padmini Vasant and Vasant Kumar have taught her that. Diagnosed with cerebral palsy, Bengaluru-based Nivedita is living life to the fullest. She has plans to travel around the world and reach out to people with disabilities.
Growing up years
Nivedita was born premature, she was hardly 28 weeks. “She was a very small baby weighing hardly a couple of kilos. But in a few months, we started noticing certain developmental delays and doctors confirmed a diagnosis of cerebral palsy”, says mother Padmini.
She finished schooling from the Spastics Society of Karnataka and joined Christ University for a BA in Computer Applications. She calls her college years fun and had the company of a friend from the Spastics Society as well.
“The first few days, our classmates were skeptical. They did not know how to be around us, but that changed gradually. Soon, teachers and students accepted us and they helped us whenever possible”, says Nivedita who uses a walker.
The college was not fully accessible so moving around was difficult. She always got help and within a few years and was able to access different places.
Living life to the fullest
After college, Nivedita took a break of two years before joining Greenpeace India. She handled the communications for the organisations and then Eka Inclusion where she currently works. She does administrative work, is a tech advisor and handles the social media. This way Nivedita hopes to do her bit to empower the disabled community.
An ardent pianist, Nivedita started to learn to play the piano at a young age and has performed at over 10 venues. “Piano has helped me a lot. It is the ideal stress buster to me”, she adds.
Padmini says, “When we realised Nivedita had a disability, we did not want another child but decided to concentrate on her. We have always treated her like a regular child. She wants to travel around the world and live her dreams. We are going to support her in all that”, says Padmini.
Nivedita proves that nothing is impossible for a person with disability. She drives a car and lives her life as independently as possible.
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