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Muktaben Dagli: An Icon for Differentially Abled Person

Muktaben Dagli: An Icon for Differentially Abled Persons
Muktaben Dagli: An Icon for Differentially Abled Person


Muktaben Dagli: An Icon for Differentially Abled Person

It is true that if god takes any ability from any of his child then it blesses him or her with some extraordinary capabilities. One of the shining examples of such people is Muktaben Pankajkumar Dagli who suffered from meningitis at the age of seven and lost her both eyes. She made her contribution for the society by working for blind and handicapped people and she is also associated with several organisations for specially-abled people. The Indian government awarded her with Padam Shri in 2019 for her significant work for handicapped people.

She was born on 2nd July 1962 at Nana Ankadia village near Amreli, Gujarat. She had meningitis at the age of seven and lost her both eyes due to the same disease. She received her primary education from Udyog Shala, Bhavnagar. Later she studied at the Andh Kanya Prakash Gruh, Ahmedabad, a school specially made for blind, from sixth to tenth grade (1978-1983). She later completed her graduation pursuing B.A and B.Ed. Later in her life in 1984 she married Pankajkumar Dagli, the principal of a school for blind in Amreli.

She served as a honorary secretary of Andhjan Mandal (Blind People’s Association), a professional organization which believes in providing equal opportunities to all categories of people with disabilities. She is also a founder of a primary school for blind in Amreli.

She is the executive member of Navchetan Andhjan Mandal, Bhachau, an organisation aimed to provide help and support to mentally retarded, visually impaired and hearing impaired children in the field of education and medical care. Dagli’s contributions for the handicapped people are uncountable. She has also worked as the joint secretary of Navjivan Andhjan Mandal, Vankaner; trustee of Women Association for Blind, Ahmedabad; secretary of Pragnachakshu Mahila Sewa Kunj, Surendranagar. She also publishes Didi, a bi-monthly braille magazine for blind women.

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