Poonam Shroti

To Motivate others she says – “If I Can, you definitely Can”

Meet Poonam Shroti , Founder of Uddip Social Welfare Society, CEO of Ummeideknayeudaan, a Motivational Speaker/TEDx Speaker/Youth Icon Social Activist/Campaigner and Social Entrepreneur.

Poonam Shroti from Bhopal,  is a person with a Rare disorder  Osteogenesis Imperfecta by birth. This is called as Brittle Bone Disease.  Because of this disease, the person cannot walk and has multiple fractures while growing up. Poonam has had to undergo multiple operations due to these fractures and has numerous plates fixed in her body. Her  height is also only two feet and eight inches (2’8”). 

Despite the weak bones and numerous other health issues which she  had to face , she  attended School and  College as a  normal student and completed her  whole education as a regular student. She is completely confined to a wheel chair and dependent on others to do the daily chores.

She completed B.Com . did a MBA in Finance and a PG Diploma in Personal Management. She never let her challenges stop her from pursuing her education dreams.

She was confident that her education and her achievements would sail her through good job opportunities. The qualifications which she had could have got many individuals decent placements. But unfortunately , Poonam had to face many rejections at the interviews. Her height and her disorder was one major concern at most of the interviews. 

Her breakthrough came  when a Talent Acquisition Firm in Bhopal , saw her potential and her keen interest in getting into a main stream work place. She was appointed as a Dy. Manager HR  and continued working there  for 6 years (2008 -2013). 

Given her disability, she had seen a  lot of challenges in her  life – education , career ,work – all posed different problems to her . She says her disabilities helped her to see different perspectives , and helped her grow with every new challenge.  Deep inside, she  had a strong desire  to do something for the society. She banked on her strength and her will power , and decided to utilize her uniqueness as her strength , to help numerous other specially challenged individuals for enhancing their personalities. She wanted to empower and create means of livelihood for these individuals . With this thought in my mind, she  left her job and breathed life into Uddip Social Welfare Society

Her determination and the support she had When she started this Society, helped her to establish a strong foundation . The main focus areas for Poonam were – Disabled Empowerment, Women Empowerment and Rural Development. She looks back and says that in just a little over half a decade, she has helped numerous persons to overcome their mind blocks and change their personalities.

Uddip Social Welfare Society is a registered organization. Poonam has laid out big plans for its growth and spread across different segments. Her main and personal attention is more on the developments for Differently Abled. She takes a personal interest in counseling and motivating the persons – and it is no wonder that She is the Motivator and the Role Model to many now.

Poonam , through her society is focusing on different areas which need immediate attentions. She works on Women empowerment and literacy . She is reaching out to rural areas to improve skills which would help the persons have decent livelihoods.

She reaches out to Recruiters and Corporates and speaks about the need for Inclusion. She even trains them in Inclusive employment.

She continues to speak about the need for Disabled friendly environment and structures. 

Poonam faced some more personal hurdles. She says  ” In 2018, I was in Coma for 2 months and was in ICU for 3 months (Due to Brain Hemorrhage). After recovering I have never let physical disability to stop me from achieving my dreams and stood strong like a Warrior. I started motivating our youth to achieve their dreams. My motto to motivate youth is “If I Can, you definitely Can”

Today Poonam is a Motivational Speaker , Keynote Speaker and a Chief Guest at many places. She has conducted many self developments programs. She has been on TedX Talk shows on many occasions , and has been in the news for many positive initiatives.  Being an influential person she has been able to make many organizations join hands with her to implement some of her programs.

About Uddip Social Welfare Society 

Uddip works as a catalyst in bringing sustainable change in the lives of underprivileged children, youth, women, differently abled people and environment. Adopt highest standards of governance to emerge as a leading knowledge and technology driven, innovative and scalable international development organization. Developing appropriate opportunities and means to persons with disabilities, and especially from poor socio-economic background. Developing skills and capacities of persons with disabilities and enabling them to realize their potential and latent talents. 

Uddip social welfare society is a social enterprise with an aim to empower persons with disability by providing them with employment services, pre-employment services, and supplemental education, counseling and support services. They also provide consultancy and training for other institutions and NGOs and technology services. The problem that they have identified is that persons with disability are not aware of jobs available, and lack the necessary skills to be eligible for them, and therefore, mostly remain jobless. Uddip solves this through training, skill building, providing assistive aids and education; building the necessary supply. On the demand side they create the necessary awareness among companies .

Uddip always has made an attempt to ensure the Right to Justice, Peace, Development, No Caste, Class, Gender based Discrimination and Discrimination on the bases of disability. Uddip works for a society in which the poor have control on their natural as well as livelihood resources, people co-exist with nature, equality prevails in the society, and the citizens of India have strong moral values.

FOCUS AREA – of Uddip Social Welfare Society

  • Disable/Differently-Abled Empowerment
  • Child Development Program
  • Education, Empowerment, Nutrition, Safety, Girl Child Education Program
  • Women Development Program
  • Social Education
  • Leadership Development 
  • Counseling 
  • Health and Hygiene Awareness
  • Human Rights Awareness
  • Vocational Training Program
  • Training for Youth (Cooking, Patient Care, Child Care, Handicrafts).
  • Woman Child Health
  • Cultural Awareness
  • Educational tool development
  • Rural Issues and Integrated Rural Development

Please follow Uddip Social Welfare Society on their FaceBook page to get more details and current news on their activities.

Poonam through her channels currently runs 2 awareness campaigns 

1 . – YouTube Series Super 10 with Poonam. One of a kind show hosted by a female suffering from Osteogenesis Imperfecta creating awareness and initiating efforts for differently abled – links to this series mentioned below

2. – Online campaign GO4POSITIVITY to positively influence and inspire people to be safe during pandemic– COVID19 – links to this series mentioned below

The list of Awards , Felicitations , Speaker Venues is quite a long one for this Super Charged Poonam 

Listed are the  Achievements so far: 

1.  Was selected in the list of 100 women achievers across the India by Ministry of Women and Child Development under the category of Disability and Disadvantage. On 22nd Jan 2016 received recognition from Ex president of India Shri. PranabMukerjee.

2.  On 8th march 2018  ReceivedNaari Shakti award, one of the prestigious award for women and child development, Department of Madhya Pradesh Felicitated by Chief Minister of the State for excellent work done in the field of social work.

3.  2016 &2017, Uddip organized a Madhya Pradesh first Mini Marathon on the concept of Inclusion of Disability in Society.

4. Was invited to walk on the ramp as a showstopper in Gitanjali Fashion Week Indore for creating awareness for Inclusion of Disability in Society.

5.  Has been invited multiple times for TED Talks

6.  Was the key speaker at We the Women Event of famous journalist Barkha Dutt at National Law University of Bhopal

7.  Was invited to be a Key Speaker at Indian Youth Conclave Bhopal.

8.  Key speaker at Jai Jagat international walk for peace 2020.

9.  First recipient of Madhya Pradesh of Savitri bai phule award for outstanding work in social services from B R Ambedkar University, Mhow, MP in 2020

10.  Recipient of Inclusivity Champion Award for doing outstanding work towards inclusive Society from Headway Foundation from Chennai in 2020.

Felicitation & Awards

  • SAM College, by ADG Ms. Aruna Mohan Rao
  • Crompton Greaves M7 Division, by Plant Head Mr. SashiRanjan, Bhopal (MP) by BSSS College, Bhopal (MP)
  • Car Rally by NavDuniya leading Newspaper, Bhopal (MP)
  • Crompton Greaves Drive and Automation Division, Bhopal (MP)
  • Samyakgyan, by Mr. Babulal Gaur Home Minister Govt. of Madhya Pradesh, Bhopal (MP)
  • P.R. Event, By Mr. Rameshwar Sharma M.L.A, Bhopal (MP)
  •  Lions Club, Bhopal (MP) at Jansamvedena, by Mr. AlokSanjar, Member of Parliament, Bhopal (MP)
  • Felicitated by Goura Jan Uthaan Ba KalyanSamiti, Bhopal (M.P.)
  • at All India Women’s  Club, Bhopal (MP) Star Shining Award Felicitated for Outstanding work in social work
  • Felicitated by ChattraSansad (Student Parliament) at VidhanShabha, Bhopal MP.
  • Felicitated by Women Empowered cell of Sam College, Bhopal MP. 
  • Felicitated by Madhya Pradesh Jan AabhiyanParishad.
  • Felicitated as BandeleRatan (Prestigious Award of Bhunlenkand ) 
  • Felicitated by Lions Club South, Bhopal
  • Felicitated  by Red Rose School
  • Felicitated by Helping Hands Group 
  • Raj Express, Felicitation by Home Minister of MP Shri. BabuLal Gaur and Ms. Maya Singh Minister of Women and Child Development of MP
  • Felicitated by Career College
  • Felicitated by My FM
  • Felicitated by Bansal Hospital
  • Felicitated by Reserve Bank Of India 
  • Felicitated by Ex Mayor of Bhopal MrsKrishana Gaur
  • Felicitated by ShramShriSansthaa
  • Felicitated by BU, Bhopal
  • Bhopal. 16th March 2016, 
  • IBC24 New, Felicitated by Transport Minister Bhoopendra Singh, PR and Energy Minister Rajendra Sharma, MLA MsAurchanaChitinis
  • ParopakaradiMahilaMandal Bhopal, Felicitated By Shri.  AlokSangar (Member of Parliament, Bhopal), Ms. Archana Chitins (Ex Education Minister, MLA from Bahuranpur) and Ms. ArunaRao (ADG Police) 
  • DabangDuniya, Facilitated by ShriBabuLal Gaur (Home Minister MP), Felicitated as Dabang Women Award 2016.
  • Patrika, Facilitated by Shri Uma Shankar Gupta (Higher Education Minister MP), Felicitation as Bhopal Icon Award 
  • Women and Child Development Department of Madhya Pradesh, Felicitated by Ministry Ms. Maya Singh for Shaurya Award.
  • Madhya Pradesh TulsiShahityaAakhadmi, Tikamgarh, Felicitated by Collector Ms. Priyanka Das.
  • Felicitated by Bhopal UtsavMelaSamiti, Bhopal (DainaikBhaskar Group).
  • Felicitated by BHEL Bhopal.
  • Felicitated by Jamboree Pvt Ltd under a session of Abhimaan Hindustan HumharePechan.
  • Felicitated by Aegis BPO.
  • Felicitated by Vishleshan Society Bhopal under a session of Women Empowerment in digital India.
  • Felicitated by Mahindra & Mahindra Tractors Division. 
  • Felicitated By CII (Women Wing) West Zone Mumbai under a session of Breaking Barriers. 
  • Felicitated By Bhopal UstavMelaSamiti.
  • Felicitated By Chief Minister Shri. Shivraj Singh Chouhan of Madhya Pradesh. 
  • Felicitated By Trinity College. 
  • Felicitated By YuvaManch.
  • Felicitated By SBI Foundation.
  • Sashastanaarisamaan
  • Felicitated at international women empowered summit 
  • Felicitated by India inspire award 
  • Felicitated by nari Shakti kopramaansamaan Award
  • Facilitated by future women award in Jaipur 
  • Felicitated at health Expo 0.2 Bhopal
  • Felicitated by ambeer foundation at pehal
  • Felicitated by lion’s club Indore 

Sessions at corporates:

  • Vodafone
  • Mahindra tractor
  • Aartechsolonics ltd
  • Danikbhaskar
  • Reserve Bank of India
  • Central bank of India,
  • Axis’s bank 
  • Kotak bank
  • Crompton greaves
  • BSNL

Sessions at Collages University & Schools

  • MP skill development Council, Indore
  • LNCT group of engineering and management Bhopal
  • Jagaran lake city university in Bhopal
  • Sam college of engineering and management
  • Sam Girls College
  • Oriental institute of science and technology
  • Samrat Ashok Technological Institute and Oriental Institute of Science and Technology, videsha
  • Sagar Institute of Research & technology 
  • LNCT group college 
  • Sagar Group Of institute
  • SV polytechnic
  • Govt
  • Govt Women’s polytechnic
  • Barkutulla university of Bhopal
  • Oriental group of engineering and management
  • Patel group of engineering and management
  • Nutangirl’s college of Bhopal
  • Kendiyravidhyalyaysehore
  • Gems public School
  • The Iconic School
  • LNCT college of engineering & management
  • Session on women empowerment at lion’s club Indore
  • Session on inclusive employment for HR professionals at job fair in Bhopal
  • Session on inclusive employment at CRC Bhopal for differently abled 
  • VNS group of institute
  • Institute for Excellence in Higher Education(IEHE)

YouTube Series Super 10 with Poonam 

Below are the links to super10 with Poonam.

Episode 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBLJJBeOU1I&t=1690s (interviewed president awardee differently abled on inclusion of education)

Episode 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1690JX4Uht Interview wheelchair circket team on inclusion in sports)

Episode 3 :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnZmnJ36WRc&t=1s Interview para swimmer on inclusion in sports)

Episode 4:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnZmnJ36WRc&t=1s Interview senior politicanMrdigivijayasingh on politics’ or inclusion)

Episode 5: https://youtu.be/fg2GLanr858 (Interview cornel himendrabansal on Indian army administration discipline or inclusion for disables)

Episode 6:https://youtu.be/ymcl3J_wERk (interview BBC report Ms. Priyanka Dubey on female issues)

Episode 7: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbjA0Gyi4yk (Interview Dr SiddharathaRokade on infrastructureinclusion in respect of disability in India)

Episode 8: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMlbGx3qA-0 (interviewed directors of Prime one work force pvt. ltd on inclusive employment)

Online campaign GO4POSITIVITY

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBsJn48tB_8
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMlbGx3qA-0
  3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zwf5fVwubZw
  4. https://youtu.be/iuDj9BAeeKw
  5. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKb5YRv0POM
  6. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bY_xFKv9EAo

Websites and You Tube Links of Poonam Shroti

Disability doesn’t mean dreams hung to death | Poonam Shroti | TEDxLNCTBhopalWomen

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