The internet has made our life much easier with all kinds of information available at a click. But we might not have noticed how it stimulates our psychological and emotional behaviour as well. There are reams of inspiring stories of unstoppable people who pull all the stops to achieve their goals. These stories inspire and motivate us to work hard to realise our dreams. We spotted another such stirring story on our feed today – of a man who stayed resilient in the face of adversity.
Ganesh Murugan is a 37-year-old man from Chennai who delivers food to people in a wheelchair. Around six years ago, he suffered a severe spinal cord injury after being hit by a truck, which left him partially paralysed. Unperturbed by the mishap, he managed to stay on the job by taking to a motorised wheelchair for his deliveries.
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IPS officer Dipanshu Kabra shared the story on his Twitter handle ‘@ipskabra’.
Take a look:
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मिलिए भारत के पहले व्हीलचेयर फूड डिलीवरी बॉय गणेश मुरुगन से.वे अपनी व्हीलचेयर पर फ़ूड डिलीवरी करते है.
चेन्नई के दिव्यांग गणेश मुरुगन ने परिस्थितियों से समझौता किए बगैर रास्ता निकाला और आत्मनिर्भरता की राह थामी.वे उन सभी के लिए प्रेरणा हैं जो मुसीबतों से लड़ने की जगह झुक जाते हैं pic.twitter.com/Y4QWR49JJg— Dipanshu Kabra (@ipskabra) June 21, 2022
Dipanshu Kabra also revealed that the motorised 2-in-1 wheelchair was designed by a start-up from IIT Madras. The wheelchair has a push button that lets it disassemble and the rear part can be used as a basic wheelchair. This helps Ganesh access high-rise buildings and other places where riding can be difficult.
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Dipanshu Kabra also shared that the wheelchair takes four hours to charge and can run for up to 25 kilometres. Praising Murugan, he wrote, “Ganesh Murugan is an inspiration for all those who succumb to difficulties instead of fighting them.”
We have seen and heard many impressive stories about delivery people who make sure we get our food at our doorsteps against all odds. The story of Ganesh Murugan too has moved us. What about you?
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