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Sakshi Dalmia
Medical Tactile Examiner

Marufa Bano
Masseur

Neha Yadav
Customer Care Executive

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Shabnam

Shabnam, was visually impaired since birth. However,  her vision loss became a blessing forun r her since it led her to being educated.

Though no one in her family was educated beyond class 5th; she joined school due to the persistent efforts of a teacher who used to a Centre for poor kids.

She came to the NAB Centre and  was  trained to become independent in computers and Reception handling.  Thereafter Shabnam was placed at the Research & employment unit as an Admin & research assistant.

While at the training she studied and appeared for her Bank exams and cleared it. Shabnam now works as a P.O at the Dena Bank in Delhi. She has also married and handles her home and extended family with the same sincerity and grace like her workplace.

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Mandvi

A sportsperson from Haryana,  Mandvi lost her sight in XIIth grade and with that her confidence too.

However,  with training from the NAB India Centre for Blind Women, she regained her courage and an admission in MSW, Jamia.

Initially she joined a corporate house in their CSR department but later cleared her banking examination and joined Oriental Bank of Commerce as a Probationary Officer.  Here too she shone as a bright employee delivering exceptional performances year after year. Mandvi is now a  Manager at her bank.

Another feather in her cap is the feat of climbing Mt Kanama, a 19,600 ft  peak, a first for any visually impaired girl  with the stalwart Bachendri Pal.

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Amrita

A bright girl from Rajasthan who lost her vision at the age of 16 and then cruel destiny took away her father and mother also few years back. Her uncle would have thrown her into an orphanage with her sister but she fought to survive and study.

Aspiring to pursue higher studies she came to seek NAB India, Centre for Blind Women’s support to complete her schooling with National Open school and then found admission in LSR, a reputed college of DU for graduation.  With help of scholarship she got admission in Hindi Hons. with the aim of becoming a teacher after her completion of her studies as she is computer literate and very much mobile.

Later she appeared for and cleared her  Banking examinations being selected for 3 banks out of which she chose the State Bank of Patiala and joined it as a P.O. Amrita got married to a long time friend and blessed with a daughter. She is now seamlessly managing her family and work life together.

Dolma

Dolma, a girl from Leh, working in Overseas Bank

Suffered from  visual impairment since birth along with her sister.

Dolma finished her schooling from a special school in Delhi and graduated from DU with support of the NAB Centre

She joined the Centre as a trainee- Asst. researcher where she had an opportunity to work on researches in both the private and the government sector.

Gaining the confidence, she cleared her IBPS exams and secured a job in the Indian Overseas Bank as a Single Window Operator .

She now wants to reach out to other children and people with disabilities in the tough terrain area of her home town so that they too can avail of the same opportunities as she could

Reena Bhatia

In the year 1999 while appearing for her 2nd year of B.Com.(Hons), Reena was trapped by a medical condition “Droupsy”. She went into Coma for one and a half months, post which she woke up to a loss of eyesight, speech and minor paralysis.

After seven long years of despair, Reena joined the centre for her rehab training. It took Reena around one year to feel confident in basic independence to combat the challenges of outside world. She resumed her studies in commerce stream once again after a gap of 8 years and took part time job as an Internet an Researcher with a law firm `Dheer & Dheer Associates.

Reena now chose the course of Chartered Accountancy and joined as a CA Article in `Goyal &  Garg Company.  Reena cleared her CA Inter in 2011.  She now works for Ernst & Young. Reena is a role model and amongst a very few visually impaired people in the country to have pursued CA.

Ajanta Sardar

AJANTA SARDAR ,  belonging to a poor family in W.Bengal, lost her eye sight when she was very young and had to leave her studies. After many years of staying at home,  through some well wisher, Ajanta was sent to NAB Centre in 2004 when she was almost 22.

She was put to various rehab training and also admitted to National Open School to finish her 10th class.

After 6 months of trainings in Handicrafts, she was sent to an export house, Balloons to work in the packing unit, where she also met her future husband, Sher Singh, who was also blind and working in the company.

Her family did not agree to her marrying a blind person and kept her captive in the house. But one night, Ajanta ran away from her home and came back to Delhi Centre to restart working and get married. Centre helped them get married and they were later placed at another export house, Radnik Exports where they still work. Ajanta now has a baby girl but keeps working to be able to give her a good education. Family has come around too.

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