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WATCH: Visually impaired girls blaze the ramp at Rajkot fashion show

By ANI BUREAUS Published Dec 19, 2022 6:32 pm Updated Dec 19, 2022 6:33 pm

Seeing is not always believing, as proven by these visually impaired models who strutted the runway in style and garnered applause.

Eight blind girls took to the ramp at Rajkot recently in a fashion show organized by the Institute of Fashion and Jewellery Design (IFJD).

The girls were accompanied by boys halfway into the ramp, after which the girls walked solo into the limelight to hearty applause from the audience.

They were dressed in somber-colored gowns with lacey headgear and light makeup to complete their vintage western look.

Belonging to the VD Parekh Andh Mahila Vikas Graha, the girls said they practiced for weeks before appearing on the show.

In a conversation with ANI, one of the visually-impaired models, Jahnavi said, "We were practicing for nearly two weeks before the show."

"When we heard the applause from the audience, we realized that we had done a good job and felt thrilled," Isha, another visually-impaired model said.

Bosky Nathwani, the director of the IFJD and the organizer of the show, was extremely positive about how the show as well as the performance of the girls on the ramp.

In a conversation with ANI, Nathwani said, "These girls have been working very hard and today, they did an excellent job on the ramp. Initially, it was tough for them but they learned everything very quickly."

The show was graced by a number of dignitaries, who didn't hold back in appreciating the modeling stint of the girls. (ANI)