Indian trains are a microcosm of our world and even today, especially in the crowded second class compartment of a Mumbai local you can come across beggars and vagrants who try their luck, preying on your sensibilities.
“Ma paisa do” says a man tapping a stick . You look at him and realise that he is blind . Reluctantly you part with a coin and go about your business grateful that you at least can see . But can you really see ?
Despite the increased awareness of blindness in India and despite several of them becoming self-sufficient and integrated into our society, many of us still have a deep rooted prejudice against the blind ( as we have against all differently abled people for that matter).
Today I’d like to share a story that will change your perception of the blind.
Wasn’t that an inspiring story?
Srikanth Bolla was born blind to poor Indian parents who were actually advised to “kill” him at birth. Luckily they didn’t and today their boy has done them proud.
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