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Meet plays matchmaker for people with disabilities- The Times of India

Date on which testimonial was published:
6 Jan 2014

MUMBAI: Chirag and Mansi Kothari have been married for 10 years now with two children. The couple, both suffering from hearing impairment and speech disability, have ensured their disability does not come in their way of a happy married life and raising children. The couple came to motivate others like them at a matrimonial meet organized by the Rotary Club of Mumbai West Coast and the NGO Voice Vision in Malad on Sunday.

Around 55 individuals with disabilities gathered to find their life partners. To motivate them were three such couples who shared their experiences. Even as nobody finalized partners, many said they liked more than one individual, said Sushmeetha Bubna, founder-director of the NGO.

Parents of Ghatkopar’s Bhavik Jobanputra, who suffers a minor limp due to polio, claimed they liked a girl with a similar problem. “We will have to see if it works out as she is a north Indian,” said his father. The Dandekars from Bhandup who came looking for a bride for their son, Tanmay, suffering from a minor mental illness and is a slow learner, claimed the organization should have had wider publicity to ensure more people registered.

The president of the Rotary Club West Coast, Vikas Upadhyay, claimed that people from as far as Gujarat, Delhi and Tirupati had come to find matches. Differently-abled couples Dinesh and Monica Saraiya and doctors Priti and Ghanshyam Sharma, were also present.

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