Source | InkTalks – Youtube
Srikanth is the CEO, BOLLANT INDUSTRIES.
When Srikanth Bolla was born blind, villagers in his family’s agricultural community advised letting him die. Instead, his parents focused on his education. With his family’s support, Srikanth began breaking down every barrier put in his path, even graduating from one of the world’s top-ranked universities. Now an INK Fellow, Srikanth is applying his considerable grit and brainpower—not to mention his charm—to help differently abled individuals integrate into mainstream Indian society.
Srikanth become the first visually challenged student in the country permitted to study science beyond grade 10, after a lot of struggle with the authorities. He went on to start Bollant Industries, an organization that employs uneducated disabled employees to manufacture eco-friendly disposable consumer products and packaging solutions.