Across the world, millions of people with and without disabilities are facing various problems during this lockdown period which is started to break the chain of the coronavirus pandemic. There are many organizations, NGO's and even the differently-abled who have started living a virtual quarantine, which means to keep themselves busy with online styling and grooming sessions.
Recently, there was an online fashion show hosted by the differently-abled community who are looking forward to hosting many more such events for their friends.
These online sessions aim to keep people with disabilities busy so that they can overcome their anxiety, depression, and loneliness during this lockdown period. The differently-abled people are willingly performing the two days of rigorous training, says the convenor, Mohit Agarwal.
According to Mohit, they have found a lot of talented people who are just looking for a platform to showcase their talent. Last week, 30 differently-abled models performed ramp walk at their homes on their homemade ramps. Other sessions as the fitness sessions and styling and grooming sessions, and also mental health classes, were attended by people with disabilities with confidence and aplomb.
Gulfam Ahmad, wheelchair artist, and he also a teacher who provides lessons of fitness and grooming through his social media page to his followers. Due to the lockdown, the gyms across India have been closed and this leaves the differently-abled people with no option of keeping themselves fit. With the help of his social media account, he gives tips on how to exercise at home with limited resources, Gulfam says.
“ We gave them training through videos on WhatsApp and calls. We guided them about the correct lighting and the camera angle and all of them walked with confidence and joy. We look forward to other such events.” Gulfam added.For future events, they are focusing on people suffering from Down’s syndrome and visually impaired people.
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