Jalandhar’s amputee dance student has become inspiration for many

  • Harvinder Kaur, Hindustan Times, Jalandhar
  • Updated: Aug 19, 2015 16:06 IST
Aarti Shree Singh, who lost her one leg to an accident in 2014. HT Photo

The life of Aarti Shree Singh, who lost her one leg to an accident in 2014, has become an inspiration for many since she gave a new direction to her life.

The 22-year-old is currently receiving dance coaching at the Indian Idol academy in the Jalandhar. Graduate in economics, Aarti is very passionate about social work. Till now, she has helped 25 needy children in pursuing their education.

As how she manages to help the children even as she is not well off, she said, “I can’t help every children financially, but I tried to extend all the help that was possible. Besides, I am in touch with some people who can help the children financially. I just make use of my contacts in a right way.”

As who is her source of inspiration, Aarti said, “I am an inspiration for myself. I never thought that I could set an example for so many people. When I lost my leg in an accident, I thought I have lost meaning of life but dance gave a new meaning to my life.”

“I am using dance as a platform to give a message to people that if they are strong and determined, no power or accident can ever stop you from doing anything,” she said.

Aarti is penning down a book titled, “Accident can change people” and she has many admirers.

“I have always been fond of meeting new people and also had many friends on the social media. When I lost my leg in the accident, more 300 of my Facebook friends, most of whom I had never met, came to see me. I was overwhelmed by their gesture,” she said.

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