“There can be 1000 works which I cannot do but there are 90,000 other which I can”: Spinal Cord Injured Rajiv Virat said at LPU


  • Spinal Cord Injury Affected Persons got motivated at LPU to live on Positive Notes
  • Occasion was the conclusive day of Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Conference at LPU
  • During concluding hours the affected persons showed amazing basketball skills and rhythmic movements on the DJ harmonies


Two-day Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Conference ‘Vistaar’ concluded at Lovely Professional University with a grand message of ever having positivity in life.  200 + affected persons shared their individual tales of suffering, and how they came out of the sufferings to the present active position.  Two of the affected ones shared how they made 14 kms Mata Vaishno Devi Yatra and acting with Bollywood star Akshay Kumar possible on wheel-chairs, only through their strong will-power. Many of them also demonstrated how to be self-dependent by proper utilization of their energy while being on bed or wheel-chairs. The first session today was inaugurated by the Deputy Commissioner of Jalandhar Mr Kamal Kishor Yadav who affirmed all possible assistance to the affected persons. ‘Spinal Cord Injury Association (SCIA)’ had organized the conference in collaboration with Lovely Professional University at LPU Campus.

LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal shared: “We assure to continue according our possible assistance to the spinal cord injury affected persons in future too.  I wish that all affected persons may become able-bodied to live there life as it was before mishaps. I also want to share that this conference proved a great learning platform to our physiotherapy students from which they learnt all pros and cons about spinal cord injuries and aftermath.”

Education Coordinator at Indian Spinal Injuries Center (New Delhi) Mr Shivjeet Singh Raghav informed about different steps towards a healthy, happy & meaningful life after diverse difficulties got through spinal cord injury. Another affected person, Mr Nekram Upadhyay who is HOD Assistive Technology informed about importance of proper seating & mobility. He informed affected persons: “Do not sit in the wheel chairs but sit on the wheel chairs. Continue exercising and try to move every part of your body which you can.” Rajiv Virat who is having both of kidney-failures demonstrated how to descend and ascend on slope steps and steeps while being on wheel chairs. He motivated others by saying firmly: “There can be 1000 works which I cannot do but there are 90,000 other which I can.”

Similarly, other demonstrations about wheelchair skills for Quadra-plegics; day to day physiotherapy exercises; strengthening of core & abdominal muscles; daily living and bed mobility; upper limb strengthening exercise; advance matt and yoga exercises  were also made by experts in the related fields. Question-Answer session satisfied different queries on Nutrition, Pressure Sores, Bowel Management and more. The concluding hours of the conference were the most magnanimous as the affected persons showed amazing basketball skills and enjoyed rhythmic movements on the DJ harmonies.

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