For disabled, he stands tall

For disabled, he stands tall


For disabled, he stands tall

Polio has left this 27-year-old youth from Rajendrahalli in the taluk physically disabled, but it could not dent his self-confidence.

R Subramani, with his face laced with self-confidence, has stood as support for hundreds of youths by providing them training at computer centre.

Subramani from the backward village located on the Karnataka-Andhra Pradesh border, grew with weak limbs due to polio and the doctors could not help him much. Crutches and self-confidence became his strength since then and he managed to complete his graduation. Computer training that he got at Ramanagar later became his source of livelihood.

After working for a few years in a private company, he returned to Mulbagal and opened a computer training centre. As a token of gratitude for friends who helped him set up the centre, he named it as ‘Friends Association’.

R Harikrishna, grandson of musician Vidwan Venkatakrishnayya, V Devara, Karate Babu and Guruprasad and several other friends contributed in setting up the centre which has trained more than 50 disabled persons in computer free of cost. Besides, Subramani instills confidence and zest for life among them to enable them lead a better life.

He has also extended his support to APD, a Bangalore-based organisation for persons with disability.

“We don’t need sympathy. We need opportunities - education and job – to lead life to its full,” he  said.