As the first child to be born blind in Thirumagondanahalli village located on the outskirts of Bengaluru, Vidhya Y faced myriad challenges whether it be getting access to education or getting a job even after being the gold medalist at her college.
Determined as a young child to not give in to her circumstances but use her challenges as an opportunity to create accessible solutions for children with visual impairment, Vembi co-founder Vidhya Y received a National Award on the occasion of International Disability Day on 3rd December 2022.
She received the award for her exceptional work in the area of ‘Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities from the Honourable President of India, Smt. Droupadi Murmu.
Looking back at her journey Vidhya Y shares, “I am humbled to have received the National Award for ‘Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities from the Honourable President of India, Smt. Droupadi Murmu on 3rd December 2022. These awards are the highest civilian awards for ‘Persons with Disabilities in India. My heartfelt gratitude to the Government of India for recognizing my journey and my work in making STEM education accessible for children with visual impairments.”
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