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Sunday, 14 July 2024 11.20 AM IST

Blind but boundless: Dileep's quest for adventure knows no limits


KOCHI: Dileep doesn't let his vision stand in the way of his dreams. He recently finished trekking with friends on a steep hill in Himachal Pradesh. Japan and the US are his next targets.

Twenty-six-year-old K. Dileep is a final-year MA Politics student at Maharaja's College. He joined the PG program after completing B.Ed. He also cleared the UGC NET last year. He wants to become a higher secondary teacher.

During his trip to Himachal last month, he visited Kullu, Manali, Agra and Delhi over the course of 12 days. "I touch and feel things that cannot be seen. Snow and cold are the views in my mind," he says. His friends told him about the beauty of the place, and now he wants to travel abroad. "We need to understand the diversity-friendly environment in different countries," says Dileep.

Dileep is the second son of the Kumaran-Daksayani couple of Narilam house, Kasaragod. He has two siblings, Deepesh and Deepika.

Dileep enjoys watching new Malayalam, Tamil, and Hindi movies with his friend Hari. He understands emotions from the voices of the actors. His favourite actors for their voices are Mammootty and Navya Nair.

Dileep had half vision until the 6th standard due to nerve damage. Despite the unsuccessful treatment, he gained independence by traveling alone from a school for the blind, located 25 km away, when he was in the 6th standard. Despite objections from everyone, he continued to travel and gained the trust of his family. Now, he is comfortable traveling alone anywhere in Kerala.

Kerala Kaumudi mobile application 'Kazhcha' is of great help. I always listen to the news through Kerala Kaumudi.

-K. Dileep

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