“The only disability in life is a Bad Attitude”
The above quote is what was conveyed by Mrs. Pavithra YS, another C-Talk guest at ISBR which was held on 19th April, 2017. She is the founder and Managing Director of Vindhya E-infomedia Private Limited which is a BPO in Bangalore but is very unique and mind-blowing in its own way. Vindhya Infomedia was started in the year 2006 with the vision of “bringing Business and Philanthropy together”. What sets them apart is that it has a work force which consists of 60 percent of physically challenged, socially challenged, hearing impaired and border cases of autistic people. As in the words of Mrs. Pavithra herself, she says “We believe in doing business but with a difference”.
She is an amazing personality with a pinch of humor in her speech which can attract any audience she interacts with. Her simplicity reflected in her words and the way she had put her thoughts forward, made her more awe inspiring for the students. She was being extremely honest when she spoke her heart out and said, “When I started, I was just 21 and did not know what exactly was RISK”.
Answering to one of the questions put by a student as to whether struggle is a mandate for any entrepreneur, she chose to define what exactly is struggle and how it is different from challenges that come across when you start something of your own and also how to overcome them. One thing that she had repeatedly asked the students was to keep chasing their dreams and passions in life and never to give up. Answering to another question regarding motivation she said that what keeps her going is her employees and their attitude towards life and work despite their challenges and difficulties and that they have been trying to prove themselves each and every day with the same zeal and vigour.
Vindhya as an organization has been very successful as a BPO and their clients include tech. giants like WIPRO, YAHOO, ACCENTURE, IBM, INDUSIND BANK, YES BANK, I-FLEX, HAPPIEST MINDS and many others. Mrs. Pavithra made it absolutely clear that Vindhya Info.’s specially abled employees are fully trained and productive professionals and deliver services to their clients and she was proud to say that they have not lost any of their clients in the past 10 years.
During the entire session she kept on taking questions from the students and was very happy to answer them. This session of C-Talk Series was a very different experience for all the students and was very fruitful and extremely inspiring. At the end she taught a few sign languages and said ‘Thank You’ in a special way and winded up her presentation which was followed by a group photo session including all the students and herself.
- Rahul Kalita
Member of ISBR Writer’s & Media Club