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Participating in the Resident Social Responsibility initiative, a bunch of PG doctors have helped visually challenged women in Tiruchi to sell products worth Rs two lakh made by the women.

PG students of Opthalmology from Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai, turned into enterprising salespersons by engaging themselves in a service with a difference earlier this week.

Director (Medical Education), N Venkatesh Prajna, was In-charge of the residency program. He said that the visually impaired people find it difficult to sell their quality ware, that is why the doctors chipped in.

V. Devayanai, trainer and member of the Rehabilitation Centre, said 65 members of the organization worked overtime ahead of the annual sale. She said that this is a good source of revenue for them. The doctors treated them as equals and participated in the sale enthusiastically.

Every year this NGO trains 50 visually challenged women aged between 18 and 35 years, in vocational skills such as basket weaving, bed sheet and purse making and tailoring.

The products sold by the doctors included bed sheets, pillow cases, baskets, purses, towels, incense sticks, candles, nightwear and stationery.

The doctors explained the different materials used in the products to the customers and engaged them in lively discussions. A group of five women showcased their basket weaving and tailoring skills in a live demonstration.

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