Bathinda lad beats physical challenges, shines at global level
Bathinda (Rajay Deep) – Born with profound deaf and dumbness and congenital deformities, a Bathinda lad has brought laurel to the state and his parents as he received achievement award “IT Challenger Award” in recognition of good performance in the “Global IT Challenge for Youth with Disabilities”, held at Hanoi (Vietnam) recently. Being the first ever youth of Punjab selected for the championship, 1999-born Yashveer Goyal has got the prestigious award from president of Rehabilitation International Korea, Kim In Kyu.Earlier, he was adjudged the overall trophy winner and gold medalist in a competition organised by the National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra on July 20 and 21under the aegis of Union ministry of social justice, which was the selection platform to reach Hanoi. An inspiration for many, Yashveer has been suffering from hearing impairment since birth and he cannot speak. Still, he lives a normal and independent life and goes to school with normal kids. Blessed to have journalist father, this special child started playing with laptop and computers apart from mobile phone in the early years of his life.“He has been wading through tough life but his level of confidence is unmatched for which he never let feel him abnormal in any way. Apart from his extracurricular activities, he has surprised many with his academic performance as he got 86 per cent in class X and 91.3 per cent in class XII,” said a proud father Chander Parkash. His first test was class fifth examination, which was conducted by Government of Punjab under Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan in 2009. He stood first in that examination in the state and turned out to be role model for those boys, who also suffer from hearing impairment.This young boy loves playing badminton and has taken part in various tournaments and championship, collecting antique coins, currency notes and stamps of different countries. Having nurtured a special passion for the photography, Yashveer finds it enjoyable to move around to get good shots. “The initial hiccups, which I faced for a considerable time, made me strong and enabled me to take the physical challenge, which I have been facing, into my stride,” shares Yashveer with much confidence within.
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