On the occasion of Gudi Padwa, the city witnessed an event dedicated to creative ideas, reorientation of the society towards the social-sector and ‘Bee-ing the Change’.
The brainchild of eminent media personalities Lynn de Souza and Meenakshi Menon, ‘Social Access’ — a communications firm dedicated to the social and non-profit sector — was formally unveiled. “I realised that it is high time we start thinking about the social sector and doing things we wish to do. So Meenakshi and I discussed it and were ready to roll,” de Souza says.
The only difference this time was that Mr. Inglis went on to conquer Everest becoming the first ever double amputee to do so.
The year 1982 marked the turning point in the life of Mark Inglis when his failed attempt to summit Mt. Cook resulted in him losing both his legs due to frost bite. Filled with grit and determination, he faced a somewhat similar situation in 2006 while climbing Mt. Everest when some of his fingers were once again frostbitten.
The only difference this time was that Mr. Inglis went on to conquer Everest becoming the first ever double amputee to do so. “I had lost four fingers and I have no regrets whatsoever. When you take a decision in life, be ready to face the consequences,” says Mr. Inglis, a New Zealander who also won silver medal at the Sydney Paralympic Games in 2000.
In the city to give a talk to the students of Woxsen School of Business, Mr. Inglis wears many hats including that of motivational speaker, scientist and writer.
In a chat with Rahul Devulapalli , Mr. Inglis shares his experiences.
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