"A wheelchair won’t stop me from doing what I want to" - Meet Somya Dawar

"Courage has nothing to do with being able or disabled. It’s a free spirit and we all have it within us. It is upto us to find it and channelise it in our favour.

36  Somya Dawar

Who is Somya?

Somya Dawar, 36, is a wheelchair enabled woman. But don’t mistake this for her identity. First and foremost she is a caring daughter to proud parents, a loving friend to her big friend circle, a corporate working with a large organisation, a traveller and a motorsport enthusiast. Recently she participated in the Gumball India Endurance Driving event and drove 4000 km, from Gujarat to Arunachal Pradesh on her own in mere 4 days. She “aspires to inspire” everyone to chase and fulfil their dreams under any circumstances. Somya met with an accident in 2003 at the age of 17 while kite flying, when she tripped and fell from a height of more than 20 feet. She suffered a major spinal cord injury and inspite of multiple treatments she was confined to a wheelchair. But this did not crush her spirits. She completed her education, has a successful career and lives life to the fullest. Her travel stories are an inspiration to all. She believes that perspective is the most important factor to overcome any situation in life. I was truly in awe of her conviction and courage. I am sure after watching the podcast, you will be too. I am delighted that Somya could join me as a guest on the 50th episode of Small Big Wins and make it even more special!

Recorded  over 1 year ago
Location  Zoom!
Age  36