June 15, 2022: Resilience in doing social work
Our speaker, Puneet Singh Singhal, gave a moving talk about the resilience he developed by facing challenges in his life due to his disability and his socio-economic background. He captivated our audience with anecdotes. He passionately stated how there is space for everyone and they shouldn’t be afraid of taking up that space. The abuse and discrimination he faced for his stammering condition and his caste only solidified his goal to create a safe space for children from such minorities, which he accomplished. He doesn’t consider his disability and his background a disadvantage as they taught him useful life skills like negotiation.
Puneet is the founder of Ssstart, an organization working towards normalizing speech disorders. Puneet has also led social initiatives during the pandemic, one focused on the distribution of masks to the underprivileged, and another on combating fake news by practicing digital hygiene.