“Today, I want to share a very interesting story. I m Pratik Ranjan Yadav from Uttar Pradesh. I have completed my Bachelors in Civil Engineering from Manipal University. I am 25 right now & also a proud stammerer.My stammering got severe from 6th and that is the time when people started bullying me and calling me with all sorts of names. As a response I closed myself where the only person that accompanied me my shadow. The reason is very obvious , i was scared that people will laugh t me if i stamer so for me at that time sutting my mouth was he best option!Now, with time, it has certainly improved drastically, and now, i deal with most situations reasonably well. However, I still stammer & get stuck at few words.
I joined Tisa during 2019 when i was in 6th semester of our college. And i started doing some activities of this group like uploading videos on youtube and i also read the book “apna hath jagannath” which helped me a lot. I m following certain techniques mentioned in that book.The most important thing is that my mindset has changed a lot like before i used to think “what if i stammer” and now it has changed to “its ok to stammer, my main aim is to communicate well, to make the person in front of me understand my point of views”
I have applied for Australia Awards Scholarship, it’s a fully funded Australia government scholarship for masters. So, on the basis of my academics, I was shortlisted for interview, and the tricky part was in the final stage, Interview weightage was 80 %.
Due to the support of my parents & sister, they also used to fill me with positive thoughts & given me the courage to believe even with speech impediment, I can achieve big things.
Finally, I gave the 30 minutes interview with 100% hope and firm belief in myself that I would pull this off. And to my surprise, in the interview, I spoke rather pretty well with no blockages, no haults..it seemed as if words were coming automatically & I was answering the questions effectively & to the point. Also, before this scholarship interview, in the pandemic, I gave n no of interviews and had that experience with me too.
Moreover, with the blessings of God & my parents and with the aid of TISA, I got the scholarship and the scholarship is worth 1.06 Cr ( not trying to show off…just wanted to communicate…Only Sky is the limit for us & anyone can be anything ). Now, I am making myself uncomfortable more often and embracing the uncertainty & my stammering.
I hope this post would give hope & courage to the ones who feel stammering would ruin their career or life. I would like to tell the new members of TISA that the main matra of success is believing in yourself and about stammering, it is not our weakness , instead it is our biggest friend
Life will show you that you are a blessing to this world if you keep on working hard!”
This is a brief of the total interview and his thoughts and the link of the interview given below
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