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CA SANTWANA ARAS
  • 29th Jun 19

  • By CA Santwana Aras

Despite the many challenges, differently abled people are turning themselves into amazing and succeeding in that amazing zone. Here’s the story of Mr. Santwana Aras who despite his disability doing amazing for himself and for others.

I am severely disabled (above 80%) practicing Chartered Accountant of Bhopal and the first and only CA of the Family, who is suffering from Chronic Neurological Disorder “SMA-Spinal Muscular Atrophy” since birth.

In spite of all odds, besides professional accomplishments, I am Co-founder & Vice President of an NGO “Uday Shiksha Evam Jan Kalyan Samiti” engaged in imparting skill development training under PMKVY and SCPwD for better job-opportunities to the females and the Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) and so far we have trained and got placed, 1500 such people. I have been awarded as 35 Best Entrepreneurs of Madhya Pradesh under the age of 35 years for my contribution towards society.

We are also able to generate Competitive Spirit and self-confidence amongst divyangs by conducting an exclusive Talent Search Program of State for divyangs "Hum Kisi se Kam Nahi" each year in which Persons with various types of disabilities all over M.P. Participate & are also awarded for boosting up their morale. Our another remarkable initiative for Divyangs is "Mehandi Fest by Divyangs - An Earning Platform" in which on Festivals like Raksha Bandhan, Karwa Chauth, Eid etc. our divyang girls apply beautiful Mehandi Designs on palms of ladies and thereby generate their earnings. Decorative Diva-making Workshop & Stage-Decorations Workshops are yet other initiatives for developing arts & skills amongst divyangs whereas I am also the President of Paralympics Association of M.P. at the district level. I am also a Member of M.P. State Advisory Board set up under RPWD Act, 2017 and also Member of CSR Committee of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. I am also the District SVEEP Icon of Election Commission. I am felicitated by Hon. Governor of M.P. Smt. Anandiben Patel and also by State Education Minister Shri Uma Shankar Gupta on National CA Day and Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment (MSJE) Madhya Pradesh, CA Institute and various other NGOs.

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