Aditya Birla group has been close to my heart for several reasons. I would go as far as saying that, it shaped my values and made me a much socially aware. This change was brought in me by the plethora of social initiatives it has begun and carried on, for societal welfare. From treatment in their own hospitals to medication in health camps organized across India, over a million patients have been benefitted by their benevolence. It also organized cleft lip surgery from which more than 1200 children will now have a brighter happier future. Taking their relationship with customers one step further, in the last 7 years, ABG has helped immunize 70 million children against polio. Strongly crusading against the non-resurgence of polio, ABG has been working with Rotary International to battle it. I have personally been through the illness and it comes as a relief as well as a sense of pride that an Indian company is working towards its eradication. There is probably no bond as strong as that between a mother and child. ABG has forayed into this arena and set up Healthcare projects to serve 100,000 women and their children every year, ensuring their safety and health requirements are duly met.
As far as the challenges I faced, one that stands out is being diagnosed with migraine. Staggering pain hits you at random times of the day and disables you from doing anything productive and being subjected to the constant thumping in your head that refuses to stop. I had tried ample painkillers but none of them worked, except for making me more addicted to them. The vicious cycle affected my relationships with friends and family, my studies, as well as emotional health. After frantically searching for solutions, I came across the idea of making changes in my lifestyle and adopting yogic practices. Though it seemed odd at my age at first, I happily gave into the processes and they also helped me get a deeper insight into myself, my relationship and roles in this universe. Though I still adversely affected my migraines, their frequency has reduced to once or twice a month, instead of undergoing it every day. The entire phase helped me evolve as a human being and made me somewhat mature. The pain is transient, but these qualities will come in help, throughout my life.