This Diwali, visually challenged women working at Memnagar-based Andha Kanya Prakash Gruh (AKPG), are all set to add some more light to the festival.
According to a DNA report, the NGO imparts schooling to visually handicapped women, most of whom come from weaker sections of society.
“We are happy when the Diyas made by us light up homes of others. We wish more and more people buy from us,” Asha Chauhan, one of the visually challenged women told DNA.
Till recently the NGO has distributed more than 1.75 lakh lamps! The women at this NGO also sell diyas to organizations and stores during Diwali, states the report.
“Pouring hot wax into Diyas is dangerous for the visually-handicapped, so the other volunteers do this job,” says Smita Shah, a project coordinator
“The rest of the tasks, such work like putting wicks, making the boxes, counting the Diyas and putting them in boxes is being done by the women.”
“Being visually handicapped is not a hindrance in making products or maintaining their quality; we use our hands,” says Nita Rathva, who hails from Chhota Udepur, a tribal district.
A noble initiative indeed.