Sana Iqbal, the Hyderabad-based superwoman, who had encountered a lot of personal problems, has refused to give up. Rather, she took up the challenges of life and has been on a mission to spread the awareness among students not to end their life for ‘worthless’ people. She has undertaken a ‘solo motorcycle’ journey, which still continues.
Sana holds a Master’s Degree in Psychology. She has been associated with Genpact as a Corporate Trainer since April 2010. She has a professional experience of 10+ years. After her failure in marriage, Sana was almost heart-broken. Mother of a premature baby, she too went through depression and wanted to die. She even bought an accident insurance policy with her son as the nominee.
Sana went to Gujarat on motorcycle and always prayed to die under the wheels of a speeding truck or in a road mishap. She almost “planned” the accident. She thought of acquiring peace through death. But, the first 200km of her bike journey, made her realize the other side of the life.
“The first 200kms were enough for me to realize that “peace” was not in death. It was “Refill of memories” and an absolute stranger “Waving at me while I rode”, and “an innocent child smiling at me as I heard the sound of the wheels along with the wind and thump of the bullet”. I knew what I needed…” she wrote on her Facebook wall.
“I would be lying if I say that I have no negative memories around. I do, loads of them. But I now know how to make peace with those thoughts. Within no time, I became morally obliged to spread the same positivism among others who are prone” she added.
So, the mission began and Sana started her bike (bullet) journey on November 23, 2015. The Motto Sana Iqbal is spreading is “Make Happiness Contagious”. She is on a mission to spread awareness against suicide and depression. She is on a six-month ride across India to visit colleges and talk to students about self-help techniques to lead a quality life and be happier.
The travel is estimated to be for a minimum of 40,000 kms out of which she has covered 19,000 kms (aprox) as on 20th March. In total, Sana has covered 54 cities and met around 8,000 students at 91 institutions.
“My motto is to help people understand that depression is a part of life and it needs to be dealt with in the right way. Also to convey the message that life is neither a movie nor a book where emphasis is on happy ending for a simple reason – Life goes on and movies/books don’t,” says Sana.
Name: Sana Iqbal
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