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Seva Bharathi’s 'Manonethra' imparts a new vision

The disabled in India comprise only 1.5 percent of the total beneficiaries of various poverty alleviation and welfare schemes. Statistics tell the tale of neglect, of how the benefits of many government schemes don’t percolate to the people with disabilities. Also, India is now the home for world's largest number of blind people. Of the 37 million people across the globe who are blind, over 15 million are from India. Understanding the gravity of the problem, Seva Bharathi initiated Manonethra project that aims at giving a helping hand to empower the handicapped and bring the sunrise of knowledge in the life of visually disabled. RSS senior karyakarta Sri Suryanarayanaraoji laid the foundation for the project in the year 2001.
Under Manonethra project, a full-fledged audio library is provided for visually handicapped. In twin cities of Hyderabad-Secunderabad, there are eleven government hostels for blind students. Out of these 11 hostels, Manonethra is active in four hostels and p…