August 8, 2022

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Woman who inspired Kalam continues to battle HIV for 28th

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BENGALURU: It was way back in 2006, that this HIV-optimistic gritty girl Aasha Ramaiah obtained a simply call from then President Abdul Kalam, to seek her permission to quotation her instance at his interactive session at Shillong. It was at Shillong, by the way, that Kalam breathed his very last on July 27, 2015.

Whilst Kalam typically quoted Aasha as an case in point on many events to inspire scores in his speeches, he even stated her as 1 of his eight role designs in his e book ‘Indomitable Spirit’ (Site 240). Aasha proceeds to be an inspiration even today, effectively battling HIV for the 28th 12 months, and carries on to skip Kalam, especially on his loss of life anniversary. 

Aasha told TNIE that she considers Kalam her significant resource of inspiration.With well timed medications and a wholesome lifestyle, which contains do-it-yourself nutritious food items and actual physical activity, such as going for walks, Aasha has maintained her wellbeing, even with troubles thrown by the Covid-19 pandemic.  

Aasha has counselled thousands of HIV-contaminated sufferers personally, and conducted hundreds of workshops and educated numerous counsellors on dealing with HIV sufferers across the country and environment. She stated she does it as an impartial useful resource man or woman by tying up with a handful of NGOs.

Aasha is married to Elango Ramachandra, who is also HIV contaminated due to the fact 33 many years and who has been her pillar of guidance. They are blessed with a 21-calendar year-aged son who is totally free from HIV.  Founder member of Karnataka Community for Men and women Living with HIV and AIDS (KNP+), Aasha  had met Abdul Kalam at the Leadership Conclave of Confederation of Indian Industries in Bengaluru in 2006.