Success Stories

Pawan Kumar

My name is Pawan Kumar, 34 years old and currently employed with ASRA. I am working with ASRA for the past 14 years and have grown up in my career and life. At the age of three, I was affected by polio virus due to which my both lower limbs were affected and I lost my ability to walk. I was born in a socio economically poor family. My father worked in a carpenter shop as a labour.

It was embarrassing for me when other students stare at me with sympathy and disgust in school. I was very introvert. Students in my class doubted my capabilities and this negativity kept me away from school and education. I somehow completed my schooling and did 12th with much difficulty. My constrain was mobility and self image as a disabled person who walks on the floor.

I started giving tuition classes at my home. I got some confidence in myself and pursued graduation during which I came to know about ASRA from one of its Computer Centre students. I enrolled myself in Computer Course. During the course I also come to know about various activities and facilities provided by ASRA. I got a Tricycle from ASRA. After completing my course I got a job in Publishing House. Then I came to know about a vacancy of Data Entry Operator (DEO) in ASRA. I got selected as Part Time DEO in January, 2008. ASRA has not just been a source of Vocational learning but it gave me means of earning my livelihood. During my Job I learnt many new things and after some experience I applied for full time job at ASRA and soon I was promoted as full time DEO. During the job, ASRA explored my capabilities and gave me many opportunities to grow myself. I got opportunity to teach students in ASRA Computer Centre.

I participated in National Abilympic of India in the year 2009, 2013, 2018 and 2019 and won many medals (Bronze, Silver and Gold medal) in Data Processing & Desktop Publishing competitions. This became possible only because of the documentation experience which I got from ASRA during my Job.

I express my heartfelt thanks to ASRA for making my life, a happy life.