CA Santwana Aras bags Jio Dil Se award

I am not disabled, I recognize myself as differently abled. 
I might not be able to walk, but can perform mental tasks like all of us, 
says CA Santawna Aras from Bhopal. 

Recently felicitated with Jio  Dil Se awards 7. Eighteen heroes  from all over India were honored with Jiyo Dil Se Awards for their contribution to the betterment of the society, Santawana is an inspiration for many. "There were more than 8500 entries from all over the India , it was tough competition as so many experienced people  participated in this competition, " she said. "I applied at the last moment for this award, and had no hopes that I could make it,"  she further added. 
Answering the question about experience she said, it was a great  and new experience and  I am really thankful that I got the price. 

Know Santawana:  The CA on wheels

Santawana Aras is suffering from a rare genetic  disease Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) since childhood. "The disease has paralyzed my body but not my mind,"  she said. Determined to be a doctor since a child, Santawana dreamed of achieving high. 

"As a child I wanted to become a doctor. I was then told due to physical limitations, I could not avail this profession. I then thought of becoming a Chartered Accountant (CA). This too was not as easy as it sounds,"  she said. 

"CA is an only profession which does not have reservations, even for the specially abled. Though I cleared the examinations, I would not be called as a CA unless I got an article ship under any practicing CA. But looking at my condition, no CA offered me articleship,"  she recalls. 

It was only after a long struggle when finally she completed her CA. Now, she works for empowering the specially abled. 

What is jio dil se award ..??
Jio Dil Se Awards is annual brand property of MY FM that  recognize the work of the common man in bringing about a positive difference to the society at large. There were 11 categories and the winners were chosen from different cities for their contribution in Education ,Public service, Child Care and Development, Social Economic Welfare,  Public Service, Health and Sanitation ,Conservation and Environment, Women Welfare and Empowerment. The  winners were honored with awards by Kirron   Kher and Rajesh Kalia along with Rahul Namjoshi , Business Head, MY FM.

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