In order to provide their young daughter with opportunity to learn from the best, they begged the principal of the most prestigious dancing school in Mumbai to accept her despite her young age. Although the admission rules were usually quite strict, the headmaster relented upon seeing the young prodigy dance with his own eyes.
Bharatanatyam, a traditional Indian dance takes years and years of dedication and skill to master. She became the school’s most diligent student and at 15 years old, had grown up to become an incredibly promising Bharatanatyam professional dancer.
However, tragedy struck. Sudha was involved in a bus accident and in a cruel twist of fate, her leg had developed gangrene and was amputated. That was it. Her dancing career and everything she had worked so hard for since she could walk was gone.
Then one day, The Jaipur Foot, a rubber-based prosthetic leg, came to her rescue. After three hard years of rehabilitation and retraining, she found the courage and strength to step back onto the dance floor.
Although it was a jarring transition at first, her perseverance shined through and she eventually found herself back on stage and even found success in television and film. To this day, she still continues to dance and inspire those with her story of determination.
Royさんは、”I want to think”ではなくて、”I believe that”の方がいいんじゃないか？と言ってくれました。
Hard work beats talent if talent does not work hard.
Would you say that your company is effectively utilizing the talents of its staff?
I think my company is effectively utilizing the talents of its staff comparatively. But it is really difficult to utilize the talents of staff perfectly. So companies tries again and again different system and make a transfer to find out more effective way, I think.
Has there been anything that stopped you from doing what you really love?
165㎝なので、5 feet 5 inchですね。
It might be basketball, I think. I liked to play basketball, but I am small only 5 feet 5 inch tall. So, I couldn’t play after high school. I am so small for basketball player in college or as professional player.
I think that practicing, training hard and to polish their talent is really important for cultivating talent. If you have something talent ability, you should do a lot of effort and take a lot of time for it.
My natural talent is the character that I would not give up something easily and could continue something for a long time. Such talent help me to conquer something difficulties or to learn something to study, I think.
Welcome to a brand new week, Ko-san! Thanks for spending time with me this morning. I think you did very good during the lesson. The class was very positive. Keep up this kind of effort, as well as your enthusiasm for learning. See you again!