Statistics reveal that around 10% of India’s population is differently abled. And most of them are unemployed.
Mr Patu Keswani, chairman and managing director of Lemon Tree Hotels, does not consider himself a visionary. But what makes him such a great human being is that apart from taking the hotel line forward, he is also interested in making the world a better place to live in.
A few years ago, he began recruiting people with disabilities. Now, many individuals with hearing and speech impediments as well as those with Down’s Syndrome are employed as the staff of Lemon Tree Hotels and are doing a great job. In fact, they are loving it.
Keswani does not do this out of charity. He treats them just like normal people because he feels pity hurts their dignity. We need more people like Mr Keswani. Only then will the world become a better place for everyone.