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Jyotisho Yoddhas

Jyotisho Yoddhas – Our Warriors who bring in light to brighten our World

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month. It is a time to celebrate those with Down syndrome and educate the world about all of the things children and adults with Down syndrome can do.

We all know that Down syndrome is a genetic condition and one in every 800 babies in India are born with it. There is no discrimination in who is a person with Down syndrome. People of any race, ethnicity or background can have Down syndrome.

What we need people to know is that Persons with Down syndrome are very capable and deserving of life and work. Everyone has different talents that make them special and unique. They can do things like go to school, play with friends, speak multiple languages, sing and play instruments, create art, go to college, vote, create their own business and more.

This month we present to you these Yoddhas who have proved that the world is a better place because of them.

Camilla


Camilla’s journey to Stardom in the Special Olympics World Games circles began when she was just 3 years old and this time she used-up her Extra bit of luck in being spotted, by chance, by Mr.Savio ,the YMCA Swimming trainer & Coach, at the Belapur ( Navi Mumbai) YMCA Hostel while accompanying her father to visit an uncle at YMCA Belapur...

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Anupama


Anupama was born on 3rd Dec. 1983 - which later was designated as World Disabled Day. Octogenarian Dr. Merchant in Bombay, who examined her in 1984 told us that she's is a person with Down syndrome and advised us to train her in music, dance that would help her overall development.....

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Anant Agrawal


e are basically from Rajasthan. Anant has three family members - Mother’s name is Suruchi Agrawal, Father’s name is Sanjay Agrawal and Cute elder sister Krittika Agrawal. He is blessed with Trisomy 21 or one extra chromosome. Anant’s nickname is Chikku....

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Lizma John


Lizma John was diagnosed with Down syndrome soon after she was born. After years of empowering, Lizma works at Malabar hospital at Kozhikode in Kerala as an assistant. A computer geek, Lizma has many dreams and ambitions...

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Aditya Negi


Aditya Negi, young handsome lad has just turned 17 this August, born in Indirapuram, Ghaziabad. Time indeed really flies when each day brings you a little surprise. Aditya is an extremely talented young boy with an unmatched energy and always keen about learning new things....

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Muskaan


Muskaan was born on 11th February 2002. That’s when our journey started for an unplanned yet exciting tour. Within an hour of her birth doctors conveyed that she’s a 'Mongol' child. In 15 days, the Karyotypying confirmed her diagnosis....

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Esha Ravindra Buch


Daughter of Ravindra and Achla Buch, Esha (31) has proved be an achiever and inspiration for the normal children as well as for those who are as special as she. Yes, Esha has Down syndrome. Her and her parent’s journey of her upbringing is nothing but motivational. Her all round development was her mother’s aim and father’s dream...

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Kimaya


Kimaya, my lovely daughter came into our lives 13 yrs after our marriage. My husband Uday, an advocate and I, working for the MSRTC, as PRO, were busy and happy in our professions. We were absolutely overjoyed when I conceived; and thought that the jigsaw puzzle of our lives will soon be complete as a beautiful picture...

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Mahek Ahuja


Mahek – Spreading the fragrance of love. 13 October 1998 was the day when Mahek Ahuja, a small innocent girl entered our lives. I got to know that Mahek has Down syndrome after a month or so. I was not aware about her condition at first and didn’t know what to do next but then I started researching about this and got to know a lot from doctors and some of my friends...

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Aastha


Aastha came to this beautiful world on 5th August 1988 and on 7th itself we were informed by the Doctor that she is Mongol child. The word was never heard by any one in our family. We were told that all her growing parameters will be delayed and she will be dependent on us throughout her life...

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Aarjav Oza


Confidence, thy name is Aarjav. Meet 23 year multi-talented Aarjav Oza. His parents Gaurang Oza and Deepika Oza call him “the pride of their lives”. They believe that his smile lights up their world. Aarjav graduated with a BA in Computer Science from H.K. Arts College, Ahmedabad just last year...

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Tapash


This is the success story of a young boy and his relentless journey to achieve his dream goals. This is the story of G. Tapash, a 12-year-old boy with Down Syndrome from Hyderabad. Tapash was born on May 3rd, 2009 in Hyderabad. His parents were so happy to see their adorable kid in their arms....

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Girish


It’s a privilege to present this 63 year old young jawan yoddha, who inspires true to his name Rama Krishna Balgi lovingly called Girish. Medically he is a case of a rare condition, Cretinism associated with hypothyroidism along with delayed milestones and special needs....

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shubhro


Life gives us bumpy rides to bring out from the comfort zone. Put us into a test to shine in the darkness nd true meaning of hardship. My son shubhro is 9 yrs old, whose existence in our life changed our perception positively....

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Abhinav


There are people who cry over disability and feel sorry for themselves. And then there is Abhinav, a 22 year old dancer, mimicry artist, model and actor. So what is different about him, you may ask. Nothing different. Just a little extra chromosome...

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Rishi Datta


There once was a boy named Rishi Datta; destined to be a star. He was gifted with an extra chromosome. He was born on 5th December 1998in Kolkata. His mother's name is Asmita Datta and his father's name is Ranjan Datta.....

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Sharan


Sharan was born on 9th November 2000. He is blessed with Down Syndrome. We are based in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. When he was born our doctor didn’t inform us about his diagnosis. He was looking very normal. His milestones were little delayed....

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Saideep


Saideep, a 13 year old Delhi based boy, is a warrior who has brought light to many lives, especially to his family’s. He has a grandmother, who is the backbone of the family, our strength; his father and myself and his younger brother who is 8 years younger than him and who he loves dearly.....

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Babli Ramachandran


3 major eye surgeries before she turned 1, multiple surgeries and medical interventions for all her conditions before 5 and yet a dancer, a yoga guru, swimmer and Veda enthusiast by the time she was 25. And did we mention she is a person with Down syndrome? That is why we call this tenacious fighter our true warrior. Presenting Babli Ramachandran....

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Ainson Anthony


A Warrior fights his battles facing everything that life throws at him. One such warrior is 37-year-old Ainson Anthony. He runs a service center for bikes in Kochi.....

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Om


My son Om, who is my soulmate, is a 30 year young, completely independent individual. He is the most positive being I have ever come across. I have never heard him say a No to anything. He is always open to try new things & is never scared.....

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Pranav Aggarwal


Pranav is an 8 year old boy who is full of enthusiasm and zest for life. He goes to inclusive school setup @ Heritage Xperiential Learning School, Gurgaon....

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Laksh


Laksh is a Mumbai based 7 year old child with Down syndrome. A multi-talented child who shows interest in participating all the competitions held in school as well as in building........

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Rucha Sunil Shere


Ms.Rucha Sunil Shere special child with Downs syndrome has passed S.S.C. Maharashtra state Board of Secondary School Certificate Examination which was held in March 2011. She is the first intellectually challenged person......

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Divya S


Divya S,a 16 year old with intellectual disability has performed a 2 hour Bharathanatya Kacheri on 23rd December 2018 at Dr Ambedkar Park,North Paravoor, that gave her the National Record and titled, 'GIRL WITH DOWN SYNDROME PERFORMING BHARATNATYAM' under India book of Records 2020......

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Arshnoordeep Singh


Lets catch up with Mr. Arshnoordeep Singh. 21 yrs old, from Chandigarh, he maybe a special child with DS. But his special abilities are what makes him star of the show.....

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Kumar Siddhant


Kumar Siddhant aka Bobby was born on 16 Nov 2003 at Muzaffarpur, Bihar. He is the youngest son of Mr. Phudena Singh, retired Air force officer and Mrs. Kiran Singh. Bobby's parents didn't know anything about Trisomy21 and neither any doctor told anything....

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Rashmi Rekha Sahu


Rashmi Rekha Sahu’s mother, her daughter, though, a differently able child is the epitome of courage and fortitude......

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Shravan Kumar


Shravan is a 25 year young man now with a million dreams......

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