Nothing is impossible
This humble person from a remote village in India got selected to work on the prestigious NIH Project that aims at taking up research in stroke pathology at Cornell University.
S Vishnu Sharma, INN/Chennai, @Svs037
Determination gets us everything
When the will is strong then nothing can stop us from reaching great heights in life. The life of Dr. Abhilasha Singh from Anandpuri in Muzzafarpur is an example.
‘Just dream big and work hard for that,’ she says sharing her experience with Infodea recently. The journey from Muzzafarpur in Bihar to New York and Zurich has only been possible because of her hard work.
This humble person from a remote village in India got selected to work on the prestigious NIH Project that aims at taking up research in stroke pathology at Cornell University. That’s not all her determined effort led her to get selected for European Research and Training Grant in the University of Zurich in Switzerland.
This European grant selects only five best people from the world working in Cardiac diseases and Dr. Abhilasha is one among them. She will be making it to Paris to receive this prestigious award. All this was not possible in a day’s time, says the doctor from India.
Self-motivation, the idea of never giving, continuous effort have made her what she is today. The struggle for her began from her home itself. Being a girl and elder among three siblings I had to make efforts to get educated in a locality away from my native town.
That did not, however, deter her from going ahead. After her schooling in Muzzafarpur from Holy Mission High School, she was to make her way Delhi University for studying Political Science. But that was a time when destiny had other plans, she reminds.
She got selected to study sciences, says Abhilasha reminding that she made her way to Dayalbagh Institute in Agra in Uttar Pradesh for graduation. Winning the National Science Day Poster Contest affirmed her interest in science. Getting a top rank in an English essay contest held for National Science Day only confirmed her interest in science beyond all doubt.
The science enthusiast moved to Sathyabhama University in Chennai for post-graduation and joined IIT Madras for her research work. Doctorate in research was obtained from the Institute of Biomedical Sciences, the University of Madras in 2018. My research work was in cardiovascular diseases, she says.
Her research work led her to publish six international articles and three international book publications. She had a whole lot of conference and meeting publications to her credit. The most memorable was when she presented a research article in Harvard University in 2017.
The grants she got from the reputed international universities have boosted her morale. The research exponent considers this victory a motivation for girls coming from villages, remote locations in particular from our nation. Her advice to them is to never give up, let setback never deter them.
She gives credit to her father Shiv Chandra Singh and her husband Sanjeev Singh and her siblings Raj Moyal and Rohit Kumar. They stayed with me always in support, I am what I am today because of them, she says.