“Ability on Wheels”, penned by Harish Kumar, is an attempt to answer all the questions which come to the mind of any differently abled person when he dreams of buying a vehicle & driving on his own. This book also provides insights on safe driving, which are applicable to all & hence even people without disabilities can read this book & learn a lot of things about driving which they may have been ignorant of. Who is Harish Kumar? A Holder of two National Records in Limca Book of Records, Harish was born with an absence of right arm below the elbow. He did his schooling from a reputed school in Dehradun & went on to do his Masters in Science from IIT Roorkee & Masters in Technology from IIT Delhi. In 2012 he became the first physically challenged person in the country to successfully complete a Solo All India Driving Expedition thereby creating a new National Record in Limca Book of Records. What is “Ability on Wheels”? ABILITY ON WHEELS is an effort to encourage the specially abled people to take a big leap towards leading a normal life by providing mobility & accessibility services & solutions. As a first step towards this direction Ability on Wheels has launched a first of its kind in the country driving school exclusively for the differently abled using customized cars in Ahmedabad. This is the first book penned by Harish as an effort to spread awareness & provide useful information on disability & driving.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR :
Harish Kumar was born with the absence of right arm. He did his M Sc from IIT Roorkee & M Tech from IIT Delhi. In 2012, he became the first physically challenged person in the country to complete a Solo All India Driving Expedition thereby creating a new National Record and one more record in the next year. His ullustrious career in Telecom could not stop him from taking this unusual path of creating a sort of driveway for people with disabilities & this was his new mission in life. Six months of in-depth study, follow ups with Government, experiments & iterations,struggle & persistent efforts leads to “Ability On Wheels” India’s first driving school for people with disabilities. This is the first book penned by Harish as an effort to spread awareness & provide useful information on disability & driving.
MY REVIEW :
“Ability On Wheels” is one of those books which can surely inspire anyone. The book cover definately gives us a hint of what the book is all about and then turning the pages,will let you know many other facts. The book will automatically give strength to everyone but will definately make disabled ones feel more stronger and hopeful. The book covers stories of experiences of various disabled people. The book covers how these disabled ones had overcomed with their challenges and became successful drivers. There are various people or various incidents that inspire us for sure. But this whole book can inspire everyone. The book is all about Harish’s personal experience, his story and the challenges he faced and how he overcomed them. The book itself start with the question,” Can I Drive?” The author has used such an easy language that any reader can understand each aspect of the book. All the other rules and regulations are also explained well with the help of diagrams. The book is also quite informative. Overall, I loved reading this book. I request people reading this review that do purchase this book, if not for yourself;buy it for those who are around you and have lost faith in themselves.
RATING : 5/5