This is a story of Vishal Jain, a visually impaired MBA student at IIM Lucknow, India. Coming from a small town in Karnataka state, Vishal had to stop his studies after 9th standrd due to deterioration of his eyesight and lack of awareness to handle it. However his inner urge to learn brought Vishal to Bangalore to learn to operate the computer and continue his studies.
This young man whose story I would like to share with you is my hero. I call him a hero because after losing his vision at an early age and having stopped his studies for 3 years due to the lack of awareness in his small town he managed to finish school, complete college and is now pursuing his MBA at Indian Institute of Management Lucknow. Having faced a lot of challenges due to the lack of awareness Vishal decided to do something to help other visually impaired people. So he created a website with useful information about the visually impaired, volunteers, useful links and many other valuable resources.