On the occasion of India’s 70th Independence Day, I thought it would be appropriate to share a video that I found to be particularly moving.
“Who defines the limit of possibilities?” is the question asked here and the answer that follows suit is “none but the human spirit”. The whole idea of Independence Day takes on a highly symbolic meaning in this video, that celebrates the human spirit.
The video showcases the Adventures Beyond Barriers Foundation, a non-profit organisation that promotes inclusiveness by creating opportunities for people, with and without disabilities, to come together though adventure sports.
This year’s expedition was centered around a tandem cycling activity, where a group of ten differently abled cyclists, along with their able-bodied partners covered a stretch of 550 kms over 8 days from Manali to Kardung La, the world’s highest motorable road. If any of you have been there, you definitely know that it isn’t an easy road, especially to be cycling on. The route consists of stretches of sand, gravel as well as rocky terrain that most of us would cringe at. One can only imagine the true dedication, courage and perseverance that drive these individuals everyday.
The energy of this deserving team is a story of inspiration for each one of us to go beyond what is and what is defined. Only then one truly unlocks unimaginable possibilities.
We hear innumerable stories about differently abled individuals going to great lengths to overcome their difficulties and break stereotypes. If they can do it, what excuse do the rest of us have?
Freedom is indeed Free Will.
Quoting the philosophy behind the adventure in the company’s words- “At Bajaj Finserv, this spirit drives the core of our belief – never stop at good and chase the great. Our belief gives us the energy and drive to pursue the best we can be – we want to be.”
Check out this beautiful video by Bajaj Finserv here and celebrate the human spirit that is reflected by this brand through their initiatives.
From all of us here at UrbanEye, we wish you a Happy Independence Day.
This exercise was organised by Adventure beyond barriers, and supported by Bajaj Finserv, India’s leading NBFC brand.