1st Anniversary Blogging Party – Towards A Better Life


I just received a message from WordPress, saying, “Happy Anniversary with WordPress.com!You registered on WordPress.com one year ago.Thanks for flying with us. Keep up the good blogging.”

All I can say in response to the message is : “I am grateful to God for this. And thanks to all my readers who have been reading and liking my posts throughout the year.”

May God bless you all for the tremendous love you have shown to Towards A Better Life – A blog that aims to help people live a better and healthier life.

Thanks again it couldn’t happen without you all.

 

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Meet the mother who built global shoe business as she couldn’t afford footwear for her daughter

Not being able to afford shoes for her daughter led Moirangthem Muktamani to build Mukta Shoes. Her handcrafted footwear now sell in countries worldwide.

Adversity in this world is filtered through the strength of a parent, who bears all of the pain and does not reveal themselves until tested. Whether it’s due to financial constraints, illness, or a lack of resources, the willingness of parents to sacrifice is beyond comprehension.

Moirangthem Muktamani Devi did not give up when she faced difficult times. Because she couldn’t afford to buy her daughter shoes, she began knitting woollen footwear. This led to her Muktamani to become a well-known artisan shoe maker in Manipur, India.

This ordinary woman turned her incredible talent into a creative profession while working on her feet to raise her children.

Muktamani was born in December 1958, and her widowed mother raised her. She married one of her classmates, Kshetrimayum Naran Singh, when she was only 17 years old. They had four children together.

Muktamani would work in the paddy field during the day and sell homemade eatables in the evening to support their children and meet their needs. She was an expert at knitting and would make carry bags and hair bands at night to sell for extra money.

She didn’t have enough money in 1989 to buy her daughter new shoes. It had a strong impact on her, so she knitted one with woollen threads. That led to the birth of Mukta Shoes that was founded in 1990. The company now exports handmade shoes to countries such as Briiain, Australia, Mexico, and even some African countries. Mukta Shoes quickly became well-known and was registered in the District Industries Center under the wool embroidery section. She encountered significant challenges while raising funds for the business because she had not one, not two, but three children who required her constant care and attention.

Her determination pulled her out of the struggles over the years, and it was only a matter of time before her business expanded internationally, claiming awards and recognition along the way.

Over 1,000 people have been trained by Muktamani. Mukta Industry, her shoe factory, creates handcrafted and affordable footwear for men, women, and children.

This year, National Insurance partnered with The Telegraph to host the True Legends Awards 2018.

The ceremony was held to honour 11 people who have positively impacted society and their own lives. Muktamani is one of the winners of the award, and she said she would dedicate the honour to the women who have helped her along the way. She has also received numerous awards.

When one considers Muktamani’s family’s proud expression, it is clear that parenthood can be defined in ways other than hardship and struggle. It also demonstrates that an act of endearment can change people’s lives, inspire and give birth to change, which is the greatest gift anyone can give.

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American justice system disgusts as 2 to be sentenced under plea deal in murder case

 

Two people will be sentenced under a plea deal in the fatal shooting of Iron  Jailen Cannon, 27.

Under a plea deal, charges are dropped against a suspect. A murder suspect can also be punished on a lesser charge if he accepts a plea deal. I find such deals disgusting, when I come across them being a legal news writer. Normally, I hate it when a murderer who was facing a life sentence is given a shorter sentence after they accept a plea deal (yes such deals are offered to the culprits). There have also been cases where a man who had killed his wife or girlfriend was sentenced under a plea deal, leaving the victim’s helpless family disappointed.  A plea deal is common in the United States, and has been a successful method of avoiding protracted and complicated trials.

In the case where two people will be sentenced under a plea deal, Justin Hornbeck, 29, of Green, was initially originally charged with Cannon’s  murder. But he  entered a plea of guilty to involuntary manslaughter  in court on Monday afternoon, as part of a plea deal.

Autumn Knight, 28, who was also charged in the case entered a plea of guilty to charges against her on Monday.

The 28-year-old entered the plea to tampering with evidence, obstructing justice and gross abuse of a corpse. Knight was initially charged with engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, but instead entered a plea of guilty to attempt to engage in a pattern of corrupt activity, which is a fifth-degree felony instead of a third-degree felony.

Prosecutors asked the judge to give Knight a 36 months prison term when she and Hornbeck would be sentenced on Dec. 20.

Police say Cannon was murdered  in the early morning hours of Oct. 18 at an apartment on the north end of Wadsworth.

Wadsworth Police Chief Dan Chafin said Hornbeck is believed to have shot and killed Cannon at a Wadsworth apartment rented by Tyrone Render.

Cannon was then buried in a grave in Summit County before being moved to Lake Milton in Mahoning County. Cannon’s remains weren’t found until Sept. 12, nearly a year after he was killed.

Police said there was an elaborate coverup after the killing.

In May, seven people were detained, and an eighth person was apprehended in September. Cannon’s remains were discovered in Lake Milton in September.

Prosecutors stated in court that as part of the plea deal, Hornbeck gave information regarding the killing and the location of Cannon’s remains. Hornbeck’s murder allegation was lowered to involuntary manslaughter, but all other charges remained.

Hornbeck was also accused of tampering with evidence, possessing weapons when disabled, obstructing justice, gross abuse of a body, and participating in a pattern of corrupt behaviour. He entered a guilty plea to all charges.He can be called as a witness in a later case because he contributed information in the case.

In May, seven people were detained, and an eighth person was apprehended in September. Cannon’s remains were discovered in Lake Milton in September.

Prosecutors stated in court that as part of the plea deal, Hornbeck gave information regarding the killing and the location of Cannon’s remains.

Hornbeck’s murder allegation was lowered to involuntary manslaughter, but all other charges remained.

Hornbeck was also accused of tampering with evidence, possessing weapons when disabled, obstructing justice, gross abuse of a body, and participating in a pattern of corrupt behaviour. He entered a guilty plea to all charges.

He can be called as a witness in a later case because he contributed information in the case.

Six other suspects have been charged and are awaiting trial.

Tyrone Render, 28, of Wooster, was arrested and charged with tampering with evidence with a firearm specification, obstructing justice, having weapons under disability, gross abuse of a corpse and engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity.

Marcus Y. Clark, 55, and Christopher J. Williams, 33, both of Akron, were arrested and charged with tampering with evidence, obstructing justice, gross abuse of a corpse and engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity.

Samantha P. McCune, 28, of Green, was arrested and charged with obstructing justice. She was scheduled to appear in court Monday, but her case was continued.

Walter Render, 29, of Mentor, was arrested and is charged with gross abuse of a corpse, engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, tampering with evidence and obstructing justice.

Antonio W. Moore, 39, of Akron, was arrested and charged with obstructing justice.

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How Indian megastar Big B became a great example of resilience

Amitabh Bachchan, born on October 11, 1942, has a charm that hasn’t faded even after 50 years in Indian cinema. The Indian megastar, , lovingly called Big B, is still adored and admired by his many followers.

Resilience or toughness is the quality of a person to recover from all sort of difficulties. Big B, recently celebrated his Golden Jubilee, in the Bollywood industry, after fighting all odds, including bankruptcy and health concerns.

Big B rose to prominence with his 1973 picture Zanjeer and went on to have a string of hits throughout his career. From health crises to declaring bankruptcy, he has seen it all.

In an old interview, Amitabh Bachchan stated that he was enjoying his catastrophic fortune in the year 2000, when the rest of the world was celebrating the new century. He went on to say that he had no films, no money, no company, and that he had a million legal claims against ABCL. This occurred following the failure of the ABCL-organized Miss World Pageant in 1996.

Big B made a comeback with Mohabattein and Kaun Banega Crorepati and has been unstoppable since.

Amitabh Bachchan was left penniless, and all of his possessions were encumbered. He admitted that it had been one of the lowest times of his life.

One day, he approached Yash Chopra and begged him to give him a film. Big B’s return to success started after Yash Raj offered him Mohabattein in 2000.

The movie was a box office success, putting the actor’s career back on track.

Amitabh Bachchan later hosted Kaun Banega Crorepati, which was a watershed moment in his life. The reality show helped him recover from a financial crisis and he apparently paid off a debt of ’90 crores. In an interview, he remembers creditors threatening him. Recognizing the importance of KBC in his life, he stated that it arrived at a time when he needed it the most. It fast-tracked Big B’s return to success,both professionally and financially, according to the megastar.

His resilience then helped Amitabh Bachchan to star in other popular films such as Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, Baghban, Black, and many more. The actor will appear in a number of films in 2020, including Gulabo Sitabo, Ghoomketu, Chehre, Brahmastra, Jhund, and others.

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Co-working spaces can help if work from home makes you feel isolated

People who want to escape the isolation of a home office can now work together in co-working spaces. Here’s all that you should know about co-working spaces.

Immediately after walking into a co-working space, you’ll notice that it’s not like a conventional office. The scent of fresh coffee in the air is second only to the electrifying ambiance created by the space’s lively and eager occupants. You’ll notice a mix of people working hard at private desks and others engaging in lively conversations at large shared tables.

Co-working spaces are communal workplaces that provide low-cost office space for anyone looking to break away from the isolation of a coffee shop or home office. Entrepreneurs, startups, freelancers, and small teams are common occupations.The option to rent only what you need rather than a complete private office space is one of the benefits of co-working space.

Private conference rooms, hot-desks, kitchens, and other office-like amenities are available at these co-working spaces. They frequently provide a sense of community as well. Aside from culture, pricing is a major lure. Costs vary and are flexible with various membership-based structures. There are alternatives for daily or monthly prices. Membership rates vary depending on whether you utilise a shared desk or want a dedicated one.

Co-working space are an excellent fit for these types of small businesses. There is a natural fit between what the venues provide and the aspirations of freelancers and start-ups.

A group of experts has been examining the benefits of Co-working on productivity, and some of their findings were recently published in The Harvard Business Review. Their research found a strong correlation between employees thriving in these open workspaces and employees thriving in traditional offices. So much so that they decided to investigate Co-working spaces further. The study discovered that persons who use Co-working spaces had distinct views as a result of their surroundings.

People enjoy feelings of more meaningful work, more job control, and a sense of community in co-working spaces

Co-working space have recently been adopted by larger enterprises due to their success among the usual suspects. Forward-thinking businesses are already utilising Co-working spaces when possible.

Firms such as WeWork (which was recently valued at $16 billion) are attempting to entice larger organisations to its Co-working facilities. Bloomberg says KPMG, General Electric, and Merck all use the area. Some companies see the 75 desks they hire as a strategic asset.

Employees of KPMG at WeWork are active in business consulting to start-ups as well as tech innovation research.

Others see the flexibility given by the spaces as a benefit when it comes to managing real estate and costs. Longer leases are not required because they necessitate projecting real estate and company needs.

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7 biggest regrets people have in their golden years

Begin With the End in Mind

Dr. Stephen R. Covey, who died in 2012 when he was almost 80, wrote that in his popular book ”The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.”

What Dr. Covey meant by saying “Begin with the End in Mind” is that we should start each day, task, or project with a clear vision of your desired direction and destination, and then continue by flexing your proactive muscles to make things happen.

We also save ourselves from a lot of regrets whether it be at the end of a project or of life. Elderly people have a lot of regrets in life, as they realize what they should have done when young. This article has 7 biggest regrets that people have when they are old.

You promise yourself to have no regrets as you move forward in life. However, your day-to-day life, may cause you to wonder: Am I making the most of my time while I am here?

Whether you accept it or not, all of us have regrets in life. Instead of evaporating with age, regrets tend to accumulate—in a 2016 poll conducted by the life insurance company Allianz, 32% of respondents said they regretted key life decisions they’d made.

We have taken the help of mental health experts, to round up 7 biggest regrets of old people.

  1. Regarding their role as a citizen of this world people regret not doing more for others.

You are living in a global village, and as a human being you are not just and Indian or American but a citizen of this world. When it comes to preventing regret later in life, a little altruism can go a long way.

According to Patricia Celan, MD, a postgraduate psychiatry resident, “contributing to society by volunteering, supporting important causes, or making a difference to the community or state of the world is widely valued,” but “realising they did not do anything significant with their lives is a very common regret.”

  1. Regarding relationships people regret not nurturing good relationships or ending abusive relationships sooner.

Relationships do not always work out, and they are rarely easy for either partner. Unfortunately, many people learn too late that they could have done more to maintain the health of their relationship.

According to Celan, people regret how they treated their spouse, parents, or children, whether it was inattentive and dismissive behaviour or abusive treatment in any form.

People also bemoan the fact that they did not exit violent relationships sooner.

Of course, not every relationship is a good one, and many individuals regret the time they wasted with partners who didn’t value them or were abusive.

Licensed therapist Eric Patterson, LPC, says, “Many feel remorse for allowing the relationship to go as long as it did. If they had to do it all over again, they would call it quits at the first sign of difficulties.”

  1. When it comes to their careers, many regret not taking enough risks.

The elderly people were far more supportive of career risk-taking than you might think.

Many people regretted letting go opportunities to better their career because they were frightened of taking a risk or were felt safe in their comfort zone.

Jeremy Bloom, the founder of Wish of a Lifetime, an organisation that grants wishes to the elderly, says, “Our oldest generation is reminding us that we need to live a life with a predisposition toward yes.”

You are far more likely to regret a professional decision you did not make than you are to regret trying and failing miserably.

Unless there is a compelling reason to deny a job opportunity, always say yes.

  1. People regret not taking care of their bodies when it comes to their health.

People in their golden years wish they had taken better care of themselves. Most people believed that if they had eaten better, rested more, and taken better care of their health and well-being, they would not have become ill. They wished they had prioritised self-care more.

Every day, take time to go for a walk in the woods, nap, or meditate.

  1. People lament not spending enough time with their parents and children.

You’ve probably heard the parenting proverb, “The days are long, but the years are short.”

One of the most common regrets parents have is that they did not spend more time bonding with their children when they had the opportunity.

According to Elisa Robyn, Ph.D., a Colorado-based psychologist and life transitions expert, “many adults regret spending too much time at work and not enough time with [their] children. We typically focus on providing or prospering, but we forget that our families will not always be with us.”

People also regret not spending enough time with their parents with whom we only have a small amount of years. Unfortunately, people take relationships with their parents for granted and even neglect them while they are still alive. But, they regret it once their parents have died. According to Robyn, many people afterwards question what else they may have learned from their parents.

  1. People regret not being more romantic with their partners. They also feel bad about being a careless partner.

Relationships end for a variety of reasons, but few individuals will admit that, when all is said and done, they wished they had been less romantic. People regret passing up those small opportunities to show someone how valuable they are to you with a romantic gesture.

When you’re in your 60s, 70s, and 80s, it’s unlikely that you’ll remember those nights spent toiling away at work as your partner attempted to connect with you warmly. We can’t turn go back in time and develop better relationships, says Robyn.

  1. When it comes to money, people regret not saving enough.

It may not be flashy or entertaining in the present, but putting money aside now may help you avoid regrets later in life. Money concerns, like not saving enough for retirement, turn out to be among the most common regrets people have later in life.

My advise is to the same as Dr. Covey gave in his book: Begin with the end in mind. Doing so will not only keep you on the right track but also save you from all the regrets that people have at the end of their lives. It will also save you from any regret when we will be raised from the dead by the One Almighty God in the after life.

You can earn thousands through these 3 side jobs in lockdown

The economy has been badly affected due to Covid-19 and many people need to earn some extra cash more than ever. Here are three side jobs that could help you earn good even from home during lockdown.

More and more people want to work from home after it became the new normal during the lockdown. A survey shows that over 60 million people in the US are looking to start a side hustle or do a side job this year. Younger generations are more likely to have side hustles. But, older generations are also experimenting with the trend.

If you are keen to do a side job, there are so many things you can, even with minimal skills. Here are three side hustles that could help you make thousands of dollars every month.

Become a content writer or proofread if you are good in English

If your English is good and you are excellent in catching grammar mistakes, consider become a proofreader. If you don’t know how to do it, you can learn from Udemy courses and become a content writer. You can join Fiverr, and Upwork and start selling gigs related to proofreading and content writing on those platforms.

Start selling things online

You may have amassed a collection of technology, apparel, and domestic products, some of which you might do without. Glantzadvises getting “in the habit of selling” unneeded items in your life. Here are three sites where you can sell things online, but first check fees each of them takes from sellers.

You can sell collectibles, which are one of the most popular commodities on eBay. A vinyl copy of Prince’s “Purple Rain” sells for $23, while a skateboard signed by Tony Hawk goes for $400.

Vintage Christmas decorations are currently selling for $36 on Mercari, while vintage china is selling for $22. Dallas Wolford, a seller who made $2,400 on the app in a few months, recommends listing modest items such as kitchenware and apparel.

Poshmark makes it easier to sell clothing, shoes, and accessories. On it, a Levi’s jacket is now selling for $50, and a Louis Vuitton bag is selling for $2,150.

Rent out your home or apartment

You may own a home, or you may have upgraded to a larger or more luxurious home or apartment. In any case, try renting out your property for hours, days, or even weeks at a time.

According to the financing site Earnest, Airbnb hosts earn an average of $924 each month. Peerspace and Splacer hosts charge rent ranging from $75 per hour for a residence in Santa Fe, New Mexico, to $1,000 per hour for a loft in Manhattan. Check your local rules regarding short-term rentals, as you may discover that this is not an option where you reside.

There’s a long list of small jobs that could help you earn from home. But, the above side hustles are something that most people can do to a good amount.

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What to do if you still have to work from home due to Covid-19

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Covid-19 has made work from home the new normal. Find out what you should do if your return to office has been indefinitely postponed.

It has been a long time since countless people were forced to work from home, after the Covid-19 pandemic hit the world in 2020. It does not seem to end soon, and approximately 86 percent of remote workers have already reported high levels of burnout.

This article outlines simple actions you may take to make remote work a more enjoyable and productive experience.

Keep your workplace apart from the rest of your house, if you work from home. Due to this you will be able to concentrate on your work and boost your productivity. Natural light has been found in studies to increase productivity and decrease sleepiness. If you get very nervous or upset as you are in a tight space, shift your desk closer to a window or decorate it to let in more natural light.

Given below are three ways to refresh your Work from Home area, if your return to the workplace has been postponed forever due to Covid-19.

The most important thing is to check that you have an ergonomic workstation

Working from home with restricted movement can be taxing on your eyes, wrists, neck, and back. This can adversely affect your health.

Dr. Nina Geromel, a physical therapist in Milwaukee, has helped numerous clients reduce body aches while working from home by advising them to take three simple actions.

First, from your typical seating position, glance at your monitor and extend your arms straight out in front of you. Geromel advises that your fingertips should not be any closer or further away from the screen, or you will strain your eyes.

Another fast test from Geromel that can assist with neck and back pain is to stare straight ahead while sitting at your desk and ensure your eyes land on your PC monitor’s top border. Geromel claims that our natural sight is roughly 20 degrees down from our eyes, therefore this test assures that your screen is neither too high or low.

Geromel also recommends examining your elbows to ensure they are bent to around 90 degrees, or slightly more, so your forearms are angled down toward your keyboard.

Set your limits

According to Amy Tokos, president of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals, we’ve been restricting ourselves to these confined places where we’re working, living, and doing everything during the pandemic. There is no clear distinction between work and non-work… Our brain is always juggling these competing thoughts.

Tokos says if you work from home you should keep a separate notepad in your desk to jot down all non-work-related thoughts and tasks that come to mind. You should then stash it away until your work is finished.

Tokos also recommends purchasing a hanging file rack and noise-cancelling headphones that light up when in use to improve focus and organisation. The latter lets those at home know when you’re on a work call or can’t be bothered.

Many people do not have the money (or the space) for a private at-home office, but there are still methods to divide your workspace from the rest of your home. To create visual boundaries, engineer and design expert Isabelle LaRue suggests using curtains, a bookcase, a panel screen divider, or furniture you already own, such as a couch.

It’s critical to have a dedicated work zone in your home so that when you’re there, you’re completely focused on work and when you leave, you’re done working.

The last but not least important thing is to remember to let in the light 

Working in a windowless space with no light quickly stifles creativity. Several studies have found that sitting near a window with natural light increases productivity while decreasing tiredness. LaRue recommends moving your workstation to a window if you’re feeling constrained in your current setting. She says the view might not be spectacular, but having more visual flexibility can make you happier.

If working near a window isn’t an option, LaRue suggests decorating with bright colours, placing mirrors on the wall, or purchasing a few plants to brighten up the space.

She goes on to say that you can even set up a little grow station on your desk or a shelf with a lamp. Anything green or bright helps to give the impression that you’re outside in the sun, even if you’re not.

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Learn these 5 lessons in life early not to regret later – Towards A Better Life

Some lessons are learnt only after we have passed a certain stage in life. Learn these 5 lessons in life early in life so that you won’t have to regret before it’s too late.

Life teaches you many lessons, but it’s only wise that you learn some lessons when  you are still young. You should learn these lessons when you are young  enough to apply them. The problem with wisdom, and life lessons in general, is that we only learn them after we’ve needed them.

Given below are 5 lessons in life which if you learn early will save you from regretting when it’s too late to put them into action.

One of those lessons says “It is better to invest in relationships than in mutual funds.”

Many people place a higher value on friends than on family. The same people regret doing so when their mates and buddies abandon them. I believe that it is preferable to invest in both family and friends rather than mutual funds or businesses. Because the happiness you will receive in return for investing in relationships is something that money can never bring.

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Rejected at interview Indian woman scripts history at Tokyo Paralympics – Better Life Info

Rejected at interview Indian woman scripts history at Tokyo Paralympics

I thought it would be my last in a series of articles about Indian women proving their strengths when I published the post about Female educationist helps thousands of poor kids live better lives in India. But, that was not to be and here’s another article about a woman from India, who never gave up, despite being disabled.

Three cheers to Indian women, who seem be making it big these days.

Bhavina Hasmukhbhai Patel wanted to be a teacher but was rejected during job interview due to a disability. Bhavina Patel, who is an Indian table tennis player, has now scripted history by winning a medal at the Tokyo Paralympics.

The 34-year-old was declared the winner of the first Paralympics medal for India in Table Tennis on Sunday. She secured a silver medal in the women’s singles class 4 event at the Tokyo Paralympics after losing to China’s Zhou Ying in the final.

Zhou Ying took an early 1-0 lead in the match by winning the first game 11-7. The world number one caused the Indian paddler problems with her backhand shots, and although a close match, she managed to seize the lead.

Ying’s dominance continued in the next round, when she won another game 11-5. The third game was a closer contest than the first two, but the Chinese paddler kept her cool and won 11-6 to claim the gold medal.

The Indian paddler had previously advanced to the final by defeating world no. 3 Miao Zhang of China. On Saturday, Bhavina advanced to the semifinals of the women’s singles Class 4 event with a shocking straight-game triumph over world number two and defending champion Borislava Peric Rankovic of Serbia, 7-11, 11-7, 11-4, 9-11, 11-8.

Bhavina, who was stricken with polio at the age of 12, defeated her Serbian opponent 11-5 11-6 11-7 in an 18-minute quarterfinal encounter.

Bhavina Patel provided some encouraging remarks following her semifinals victory.

She stated that she did not believe herself to be handicapped. Bhavina stated that she was always confident in her ability to do anything, and she has now proven that.

Bhavina, who was born in a wheelchair, attended ordinary schools in Sundhiya village. Bhavina’s family was concerned about her future, but Bhavina never gave up.

According to a source, Bhavina’s first intention was to become a teacher, but that dream was dashed when she was rejected in an interview due to her physical disability. Her family stepped in at this point, lead by her father Hasmukhbhai Patel, who noticed an advertisement for the Blind People’s Association (BPA).

Bhavina was confined in a wheelchair and attended ordinary schools in Sundhiya village. Bhavina’s family was concerned about her future, but she never gave up.

According to a source, Bhavina’s first intention was to become a teacher, but that dream was dashed when she was rejected in an interview due to her physical disability.

Her family stepped in at this point, lead by her father Hasmukhbhai Patel, who noticed an advertisement for the Blind People’s Association (BPA).

Soon after, he enrolled Bhavina in an ITI computer course at the award-winning institute, and Bhavina’s life was revolutionised as she found and fell in love with table tennis.

Bhavina Patel reached another milestone in her life at the Blind People’s Association in Ahmedabad where she was introduced to instructor Lalah Doshi. It was after that she fast became a table tennis player and embarked on a journey that would take her to the Tokyo Paralympics and help her win a position in the sports history of India.

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