New Delhi: Veteran journalist-cum-social activist Kanak Mani Dikshit, who drove down from Nepal, left Delhi on Wednesday morning to go on to his next stop, Peshawar in Pakistan. Dikshit's journey is aimed at increasing awareness about spinal injuries.
"This little car is called the Spinal Beetle. this is the mascot of our spinal injury rehab centre in Nepal," Dikshit said.
A nasty fall into a 150-feet-deep ditch in 1991 left Dikshit almost paralysed. He then went on to set up a spinal injury centre in Nepal.
"I could have been a quadruplegic with no movements of any limbs but I was lucky my spinal corum remained inntact. I was stuck on the cliffside for three days on a little edge over the messenge river. I was discovered on the fourth day," Dikshit recounts....more
09:35 AM, Nov 10, 2011