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A rare sight: When youngsters walked with style at IIT Delhi

The National Association for the Blind (NAB) recently organised Ujjwala - A Blind Woman’s World of Light, at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi. Visually impaired youngsters from all walks of life participated in the festival.

art and culture Updated: Oct 22, 2016 09:22 IST
Nikita Saxena
Nikita Saxena
Hindustan Times
Indian Institute of Technology,IIT Delhi,NAB
Visually impaired youngsters walked the ramp at Ujjwala, a festival by National Association for Blind (NAB) at IIT, Delhi.(Prabhas Roy/HT Photo)

When some youngsters walked the ramp with confidence, the audience at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi couldn’t believe that the models were visually impaired.

A festival titled Ujjwala - A Blind Woman’s World of Light, organised by the National Association for Blind (NAB), was put together for the visually impaired youth. “Through this festival, we try to spread awareness that the visually impaired lead normal lives. People think they can’t have a sense of fashion, get married, or work, but none of this is true. They’re just as capable,” says Shalini Khanna, organiser and director, NAB.

The youngsters also participated in a self-defense demonstration. (Prabhas Roy/HT Photo)

As part of the festival, there were instrumental music and dance performances, a self-defence demonstration and a chess competition that were fun for all those attending. Among the participants were also young flute players, medical therapists, dancers, and theatre artists.

First Published: Oct 22, 2016 09:22 IST