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Ajmal Siddiquie
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« on: December 17, 2010, 07:24:51 PM »

Years ago as an NMIMS Mumbai student, during placements a corporate house told Ashish Goyal to find himself a job in the government sector, since it has a quota system for the physically challenged. Having turned blind in his [Banned Word Used] because of an eye condition called retinitis pigmentosa, Ashish did not take the advice lightly.

He not only got himself placed at ING Vysya but also stood second in his batch at NMIMS. Later, Ashish went on to do an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

Today, the Mumbai boy has a plum job at JP Morgan's London operations.

Over the years, Ashish has not only earned milestones in his professional space but also done plenty in his personal life -- from learning to play Brazilian drums and learning the Argentine tango to boxing and performing on stage, besides many other things.

He was in India to receive the National Award for the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, 2010 from the President of India.'s Lajwanti D'souza talked to him what success means to a visually challenged person, what inspired him in life, how he handles depression and... his dream date woman.

What does this award mean to you in real terms. Do awards make a difference at all?

This award means a lot to me; it's special to be recognised and I am really humbled. Frankly it has not sunk in, meeting the President, meeting other award winners. I am really excited. The difference that this will make, well, the most important thing is that encouragement works wonders for everyone I would think.

We get lost in this race called life so much, that a special moment like this makes you take a step back, acknowledge the recognition and thank God for all that has happened. It's reinvigorating to keep doing the best you can. Also, if this award helps spread awareness and change people's attitudes towards people with disabilities... that will be the best outcome.

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« on: December 17, 2010, 07:24:51 PM »

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« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2010, 10:48:48 AM »

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