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Delhi student educates the blind about value of nutrition, hygiene

Seventeen-year-old Mayana Puri, a student of New Delhi's Vasant Valley School, has taken up the cause of educating and creating awareness about the importance of hygiene and a nutritious diet among the blind.

Mayana, who is health-conscious too, regularly visits the Janta Adarsh Andh Vidyalaya, a blind school supported by the Ministry of Social Welfare in Sadiq Nagar and talks to kids here about the need to eat only fresh food.

Mayana also carried food items rich in proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, to teach them what a balanced diet is made up of.

She said she decided to start this initiative after noticing that the food served at the school is oily and rich in spices. She realised that the children, who were blind and from poor backgrounds, did not know the difference between healthy and unhealthy food.

The school was started in 1970 and has over 130 students from nursery to class 8. Most of the kids here have lost their vision to diseases like glaucoma, and some due to accidents.

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