‘The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.’ — Helen Keller
Preeti Monga completely lost her eyesight at age 13. Her school threw her out and the only blind school in New Delhi was disintegrating, literally and figuratively. Life as she knew it had come to a bitter end.
She knew she had to survive, but did she know that she would soar? Strongly believing that ‘thoughts become things’, she marched on to be India’s first-ever blind aerobics instructor. She later started an NGO where she now tirelessly works towards empowering people with disabilities. Her continuous efforts even won her a National Award in 2013. She serves as a governing member of The Skill Council for Persons with Disability and is an outstanding motivational speaker.
Her riveting story is nothing less than an emotional roller coaster. You will cry with her out of sadness and happiness. You will laugh with her at life’s never-ending curveballs. But, most importantly, you will be inspired by her boundless will power and infinite courage.
Preeti Monga is the founder trustee of Silver Linings which works towards educating and empowering blind girls and raising awareness about the ability and potential of disabled people in the corporate world and society. In addition, she is a celebrated motivation speaker, an accomplished life coach and corporate trainer, a trauma counsellor, a fitness consultant, a disability rights activist, and a successful businesswoman, influencing all with her powerful and positive personality.