Unstoppable triumph: Mohammad Asim, the inspirational swimmer breaking barriers, and transforming education

27 July, 2023

Muhammad Asim is truly an extraordinary individual with remarkable determination and talent. Despite facing significant physical limitations, he has managed to achieve incredible feats that have inspired and amazed many. His swimming performance at the Awoki Resort, where he swam in a back-talk style and spun around while singing the song "Manikya Malaraya Poovi," left the audience in awe. Even former Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala couldn't find words to describe the level of admiration he felt for Asim's accomplishments.

Not only has Asim excelled in swimming, but he has also demonstrated his advocacy for education. Through his legal battle, he successfully converted the Velimanna Government Lower Primary School into an Upper Primary, providing access to education for more children in the village. His determination led to around 700 children studying in the school that previously had only 200 students. Moreover, he even made history by covering more than 450 kilometres in a wheelchair from the school to Thiruvananthapuram Secretariat in 52 days, sending a powerful message about the importance of education.

Asim's journey and achievements serve as a reminder that nothing is impossible with dedication, passion, and a strong will. His story will undoubtedly continue to inspire many and leave a lasting impact on those who come across it.

Former Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala, who came to witness the event, commented that it was indescribable and unbelievable. Asim's was a performance that proved that nothing is impossible. On the occasion, he presented ponnada and memento to Asim as a tribute from Different Art Centre. Different Art Centre Executive Director Gopinath Muthukad, Avoki Managing Director Ganesh Kumar, Chamber of Commerce President SN Raghuchandran Nair and others were present.

Asim expressed his gratitude and stated that the biggest joy and glory he has received till date is the applause and encouragement given by his fellow friends, the children and the team at the Different Art Centre.