There are a few stories, which we come across every day and we don't pay much attention to. But a few events have the potential to inspire us to the extent that we let them influence the way we conduct ourselves in the future.
The journey of Arunima Sinha, the 28-year old amputee who climbed Mount Everest, is one such event. Arunima was thrown off a moving train when she refused to hand over her gold chain to thugs who tried to snatch it.
She lost her left leg during the incident but unlike what fate may have planned for her, she set out to make her own destiny. For a woman of her age, the first question society poses is how will she get married or bear children.
But through her efforts, she became the first Indian amputee and the first female amputee in the world to have climbed the Mount Everest. This did not go unnoticed as she was awarded the Padma Shri, which is India’s fourth highest civilian honour.
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