Founder, ABBF

Divyanshu Ganatra

Divyanshu Ganatra is a clinical psychologist, educationist and researcher. He is self- motivated, enthusiastic and endowed with an insatiable thirst for learning. It is this drive that has led him to accumulate experiences in the diverse fields of human potential optimization, rational thinking & positive psychology, IT for empowerment, personality development, counseling & therapy, psychometric evaluation, scientific research et al. He is trained in Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy and Adlerian therapy from Malta, Europe. The winner of the “National Award” for the Welfare of Persons with Disabilities by the Honorable Vice President of India, as best self-employed entrepreneur of the year,

Divyanshu is also the co-founder, trustee as also past vice-president of the Disability Network. He has worked in the field of IT for five years and worked as senior HR executive in TATA Serwizol. He was awarded “Ten Outstanding Young Indians Award,” for personal accomplishments and achievements, by JC’s, an International Youth Organization. He is a mountaineer and adventure sports buff. He is a voracious reader with over five thousand books in his personal collection! He also makes and plays electronic-drums as a hobby.

Divyanshu is the Founder and CEO of Adventures Beyond Barriers Foundation (ABBF) a not-for-profit organisation that promotes inclusivity.

Divyanshu is India’s first solo blind paraglider, trekker, mountaineer, scuba diver, marathoner, and first blind pillion cyclist to ride from Manali to Khardung La. Oh, he is also a clinical psychologist, two-time entrepreneur, IT guy, public speaker, and our personal favourite, ABBF’s in-house guinea pig. Swearing by the power of sport to build connections, forge relationships, and catalyse change, with an undying reserve of energy, and arguably more than twenty-four hours in his day, Divyanshu leads ABBF’s work from up front.


Divyanshu Ganatra