The Universal Need to Move
June 1, 2022
“What do you want to do when you grow up, Naidhro?” asks another adult who had come to visit. I want to build a car that can drive on land, swim through a waterbody and even fly!” the little boy says with a twinkle in his eye. While all the other kids wanted to become doctors and astronauts this was his customary response.
Naidhroven thought about the concept of movement a lot—something that most of us take for granted. “Every step I take has to be precalculated,” he says. The young entrepreneur was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy as a child.
The school was supportive. He was always assigned to classrooms on the ground floor. However, high school was when the condition would begin to dictate his career path. “I wanted to pursue the science stream,” he says as he remembers his late father who inspired him to become an engineer. The science stream would involve moving from the classroom to different labs. As a result, he was advised to pick the commerce stream instead.
By the time he was in college, he had a routine in place. Like clockwork, every morning between six and ten he would go for exercise and treatment sessions. He had enrolled in the…
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