Most of us are easily discouraged and rarely encouraged in life. A small setback is enough to make us crib and complain for a really long time until we find happiness again. This is when we need to take inspiration from Anjali Roy, a 16-year-old amputee, who is a beautiful and skilled dancer.
In 2013, when Anjali was just 11, she was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma, a form of bone cancer in her left knee. The only way to save her life, according to the doctors, was to amputate her leg. When she was being counselled for her surgery, she was shown the movie ‘Nacche Mayuri’, a film based on dancer Sudha Chandran’s life who lost her leg after being in an accident.
Only a year after her surgery, the now 16-year-old Anjali began dancing again and decided not to give up on her dreams come what may.
“The doctors made me watch Naache Mayuri while I was recovering in the hospital. That inspired me to never give up dance lessons,” Anjali told TOI. According to the same report in TOI, a lot of organisations have come forward to provide for a prosthetic leg for Anjali.
Her parents, who are not well-to-do, made sure that their daughter went to school along with taking dancing lessons.
Recently, on Pahela Baishakh (April 15 – first day of Bengali Calendar) Anjali performed on Rabindranath Tagore’s ‘Mor Beena Uthe Kon Shure Baji,’ and was also felicitated by South Point Ex Student’s Association (SPESA).
Anjali’s life is a shining example of how one can pursue one’s dream in spite of all challenges. It is how Joshua Marine said, ‘Challenges are what make life interesting overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.’
Watch her skilled performance here:
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