Atul Prakash Purti, a fighter in real sense of the term, a ‘braveheart’ who is managing to live life to the fullest with self respect and loads of self esteem even in spite of his being a quadriplegic…He has swam against the flow and has managed to bounced back to life with his indomitable courage and a never exhausting positive attitude.He has proved that bravery is not only a virtue to be shown in a battlefield.But the battle of life is many more times fiercer. So unless one possesses this kind of a valor, one cannot move ahead in life..Atul is a live example of this!!
Please tell us about the adjustment process and difficulties faced by you after your accident. How did you manage to rehabilitate yourself physically and mentally?
Well It’s quite shocking when you open your eyes in hospital and you can’t move any part of the body and the worst thing, the doctors tell you that you are paralyzed below the neck and will remain like this rest of your life. Imagine the trauma the person faces, but actually it’s not bad as it sounds. I was upset about my condition but i never gave up, my family supported me a lot in the initial stage and from then i never looked back. The fight is the most in our minds, if it’s in control nothing is impossible. I went to CMC, Vellore for my rehabilitation. This phase was tough but fun too, learning new ways to do the same things which i never thought are so important such as feeding myself, dressing, shaving, learning to write, typing etc.. I enjoyed it because it gave me a sense of achievement and much more than that joy in my parent’s faces.
How do you manage your day to day activities? With somebody’s help or you are able to cope up with routine activities yourself?
How did you decide about your career advancement and how did you find your current job?
What is your idea of a perfect life?
What improvements do you think still have to be made to make India a “Disabled Friendly Country?
How do you manage your coming and going to the place of your work?
It happens with all of us that we feel depressed with our situation and coping up becomes difficult. Whenever you confront such situations how do you manage?
What are your hobbies or leisure time activities?
How do you react when somebody pities you?
What message you would like to give to the persons suffering from some kind disabilities?
Have you ever been discriminated because of your disability?
Atul Prakash Purti
Education: B.COM (St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata),PGDPM & IR (XISS, Ranchi)
Golmaal old, Saving Pvt. Ryan, Sound of music, Bucket List, Gandhi.
Your biggest wish
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Most Valuable thing that you have purchased till now
Thing which you want to reverse in your life
Your biggest strength
If you take birth again, who would you like to be born as
The thing(s) that I hate
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The last thing you do before falling asleep at night
You prefer sons or daughters?
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If the world is going to be destroyed in 5 minutes, what would you do during this time
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The best gift that somebody can offer you
Your bedroom take fire what would you rescue at first
The country/town you would like to visit
If you can meet one person of your choice, dead or alive, known or not, who would this be
If you could change one thing your past, what would it be