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Handicap Cyclist to ride from Delhi to Dispur to help the flood victims

Handicap Cyclist to ride from Delhi to Dispur to help the flood victims

Handicap Cyclist to ride from Delhi to Dispur to help the flood victims

In a variety of ways, social workers help people help themselves. People of every age, from every background, and in every corner of the city and suburbs – social workers are there to extend a helping hand to everybody, wherever they are needed. You can find them working in hospitals, police departments, mental health clinics and schools. They help others function the best way they can in their environment, deal with relationships and solve personal and family problems.

For social workers, dealing with crises is an average day’s work. While physicians treat patients’ physical health, social workers address the often-overwhelming array of psychological and social issues related to illness, poverty, substance abuse, family tragedy or other difficult situations.

Due to gravity of situations their clients face, social workers must be emotionally mature, objective and sensitive to people and their problems. They must be able to handle responsibility, work well independently and maintain working relationships with a diverse group of clients and co-workers.

Twenty-seven-year-old Rakesh Banik of Assam is a man with a lot of grit and milk of human kindness flowing inside him. He is a para cyclist from Nagaon and has decided to embark on a journey that many just talk about. He wants to do his mite for the flood victims of Assam and his disability is no deter for him. Rakesh will undertake a ‘Ride for the Hope’ journey from New Delhi to Dispur. He will cover the distance of 1,900 kms on a cycle despite being differently abled. He will embark on his journey on August 20th next and he will be accompanied by Tendon Michal Terang who is also a cyclist. The ‘Ride for Hope’ journey is dedicated to the flood-hit people of Assam and will culminate in Dispur on September 5 next.

Handicap Cyclist to ride from Delhi to Dispur to help the flood victims

In their journey, they will collect money from the flood affected people. Many organisations, Rakesh informed, has already donated money for the flood victims of Assam. Banik will hand over the money to the Chief Minister of Assam, Sarbananda Sonowal, on September 5 next.

Rakesh lost his right leg in a tragic road accident in 2012 after which he lost hope in life. But Aditya Mehta of Aditya Mehta Foundation helped him believe in himself and said that he could live the life of a celebrated hero. Aditya helped Rakesh spring back in life.

Handicap Cyclist to ride from Delhi to Dispur to help the flood victims

Rakesh also rode from Bengaluru to Hyderabad for the Infinity Ride in 2015 to help the para athletics of India. It was a 630 km ride. Aditya Mehta Foundation is a non-profit organisation which aids people with disabilities to pursue sports while providing self-sustenance.

Says Rakesh, “During the Infinity Ride 2015, I felt a lot of pain while riding the cycle. But, looking at Aditya, I felt encouraged. Aditya had himself overcome these problems and had ridden with a prosthetic leg from Bengaluru to Hyderabad. He was the beacon of hope for me and it was for him that I completed my first ride successfully. Now, I want the people to donate generously as I undertake my second ride on August 20 next so that I can help the flood victims of Assam.”

“I also undertook a ride from Kaliabor to Shillong along with actor Milind Soman for Pinkathon when Soman had visited Assam in 2015. Pinkathon is a movement carried forward by a growing community of empowered women across India, who shares a belief that a healthy family, a healthy nation and a healthy world begins with empowered women. Milind Soman actively works for this cause,” informs Rakesh.

“I hope I prove to be a source of inspiration for the youths of this country. If I can work for the cause of the society with a handicap, then any normal youth can,” remarks the brave para cyclist. He further says, “I decided to help the flood affected people of Assam because I have seen from close quarters how people suffer due to devastating floods in Assam. People lose everything during floods and they become an agonised lot. I urge the people of Assam to help the flood-hit in whatever little way they can.”

He sums up, “In Assam, people hold agitations at the drop of a hat and create a lot of clamour. I would like to tell the people that instead of creating unnecessary brouhaha over an issue, people should instead work for the progress of the society and help people who are in dire due to floods or any other natural calamities.”

He sums up, “In Assam, people hold agitations at the drop of a hat and create a lot of clamour. I would like to tell the people that instead of creating unnecessary brouhaha over an issue, people should instead work for the progress of the society and help people who are in dire due to floods or any other natural calamities.”

“I hope I prove to be a source of inspiration for the youths of this country. If I can work for the cause of the society with a handicap, then any normal youth can,” remarks the brave para cyclist.

 

 

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