Aditya Chaturvedi - An inspiring story of courage and perseverance in adversity
This is a heartwarming story of Aditya Chaturvedi, an alumnus of the 2019 batch of the Department of Computer Application. Aditya took admission in the MCA course at Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering and Management in the year 2016.
The first day of the new session was chaotic as always, with the students running around searching for their classrooms and labs. In a quiet corner on the ground floor, there sat a student on a wheelchair, with a smile on his face. This smile on Aditya’s face remained throughout the three years he spent in the Department.
Why this needs special mention is because Aditya suffers from a degenerative medical disorder called Spinal Muscular Atrophy. This condition makes it impossible for him to stand, walk, control his head movements or move his limbs. To make matters worse he also has to fight overall muscle weakness and fatigue on a daily basis. But never has he allowed this debilitating condition to overpower him. He has set an example for all of us with his dedication, ability to take up challenges and succeed against all odds with dignity. His academic and career graph is truly a pointer towards his fighting spirit.
He successfully finished his SSC, HSSC and the Bachelor of Science degree from Institute of Science, Nagpur. He graduated top of his class with 9.31 CGPA from RCOEM and earned a Master’s degree in Computer Application. He was awarded a gold medal for his stellar performance.
He actively participated in all co-curricular and extra-curricular activities held at the departmental as well as college level. He also appeared for various placement related activities conducted during final year and was able to crack the aptitude and technical rounds of good companies. His efforts bore fruits and he got selected as a software trainee in Novatech Software Pvt. Ltd. Nagpur, through campus placement. While in Novatech, he also started preparing for various national level exams. He cleared GATE exam and after that got selected in the National Informatics Center (NIC) as Scientific Technical Assistant-A.
Currently he has been selected as Scientist-B in NIC and would be shortly taking over this new responsibility in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.
He has been able to achieve all of this with his positive attitude and perseverance. He has never ever coveted any special treatment from others and has endeavored to lead his student life like any normal student, which by any yardstick, is a feat in itself.
In a recent interaction in the Department, he recounted that this would not have been possible without the motivation and support of the Head of the Department, Dr. P. S. Voditel and the faculty members. He also expressed happiness that under the able guidance of the college management and the Principal, Dr. R. S. Pande, the college has created an enabling environment for students with special needs.
He also gives credit to his parents who have stood by him through thick and thin and literally carried him on their shoulders through this difficult journey.
We are extremely proud of Aditya Chaturvedi and wish him loads of success, happiness and good health for the future.
Dr. R. S. Pande, Principal RCOEM felicitating Aditya Chaturvedi on 28th Feb 2022. He has achieved the milestone of getting selected as Scientist-B in NIC.