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Children who can't see light up our Deepawali
Tamso Ma Jyotirgamaya, which means from darkness to light, are words that form an integral part of a popular Sanskrit Shloka. In Varanasi, proving true these lines and their relevance, is a group of blind children who have so much light in their minds that they are able to help create diyas, to light up the festival of lights.

DIWALI IS just a day away and we have decorated our houses with LEDs, lamps and diyas well in advance. But we often forget to give credit to those who created these little things. This Diwali we will know about some blind people who are doing this job with great enthusiasm and dedication.

Sounds like a paradox that these children can't see, but with their skills they can let us illuminate our homes and business establishments. The children from Jeevan Jyoti Blind school in Varanasi have done  something that we should be proud of.

They have created several diyas and candles of several types, which would eventually be used across the country. This is one such school where apart from blind, deaf and dumb; children with various deformities are learning the life-sustaining skills.

As seen in this NNIS video, those who children who can't understand anything and those who are color blind, have created what they can see as black and white. The blind who themselves have no light in their lives have given reason to several people this Diwali to celebrate a lit up and prosperous Diwali.

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