Visually challenged couple eye a better future

Visually challenged couple eye a better future

Submitted by alvin on Sun, 2016-05-29 09:55 Bengaluru: Sunday is a big day for Suresh and Kaveri, as the visually challenged couple are all set to tie the knot.  The occasion will also be important for The Project Vision, as it would be the first marriage organised by the non-profit organisation which aims to rehabilitate visually challenged persons in society. The marriage will be conducted at Sumanahalli Society on Magadi road at 11.30 am in the presence of their families as well as friends and well-wishers.Twenty-eight-year-old Suresh was born completely blind to Timmanaika and Ningamma, who are residents of HD Kote. Out of the six children, he was one of the four who survived. His elder sister Rajamma and his younger sister Mahadevi are also blind. Only his 23-year- old sister Manjula has sight. All of them are now settled and have normal children.Having come to Sumanahalli in 2006, Suresh underwent training in garment manufacturing and later completed his PU studies. He is presently pursuing his degree in Arts and has completed his basics in computers. Suresh is also a singer and musician. Project Vision provided him first stage of rehabilitation by employing him to coordinate its activities among the visually challenged persons.Twenty-five-year-old Kaveri, who has completed her PU, was also born blind. She lost her mother and father 15 yrs ago. Her 36-year-old sister Rukmani is partially blind and two of her brothers Shivarama Gowda and Vasu Gowda are also blind. Kaveri is also a singer.It was music that brought Suresh and Kaveri together. They shared the stage at common programmes for the visually challenged and got to know each other. Now they have decided to share their life too.Project Vision, a non-profit organization started in 2013 to promote eye donations and to help permanently visually challenged persons to have a better life, has taken the responsibility to organise the wedding.Freedom fighter Doreswamy will be present on the occasion to bless the marriage. He has expressed his desire to donate his whole body for research and study after his death.