Someone has rightly said that -
It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness!
Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan (DJJS) under the divine guidance of Shri Ashutosh Maharaj Ji (Head & Founder – DJJS) is working to uplift the lower denomination of the society so as to create a balance in the economy. Taking a step further in this direction, DJJS started a project named as “ANTARDRISTI”.
“Antardrishti” is a unique platform that utilizes a holistic four-pronged approach which provides unparalleled stability and profound results in the quest of providing welfare for the differently-abled.
One of the most persistent misconceptions about blindness is that it is a curse from God for misdeeds perpetrated in a past life, which cloaks the blind person in spiritual darkness and makes him not just dangerous, but evil. The blind are not psychologically or mentally different from the sighted. Like Helen Keller and Louis Braille, there are many other blind heroes. Surdas, the famous poet and saint, was blind. The English poet John Milton dictated his best-known work (Paradise Lost) after he became blind. Stevie Wonder was born blind, he went on to become a famous musician and won an Oscar along with many Grammy Awards. Disability is not with sense or body; it is with mind and soul.
Like every year, this year also DJJS organised various Diwali Exhibitions cum sale of various products made under the Project – Antardrishti, especially Candles at various places like Punjab, New Delhi, Uttar Pradesh during the month of Oct, 2016.
The stalls were put forth to sell the beautiful scented candles made by the visually impaired brother and sisters. This is a source which provides them a way of earning their livelihood and earn respectable position in the society. Also, this gives them a sense of independence and increases their morale. People with disabilities don’t need self-pity. They need access to opportunities and positive encouragement to help them reset the vision and direction for their life.
The visitors were made aware about the Project so that they can help these people in making them economically independent by buying these items. The products were hugely praised by the masses. People bought the beautiful scented candles from the stalls and supported the very cause of DJJS. The volunteers witnessed increased sale as the products were in great demand.
This way DJJS along with the help of general public successfully sustained the effort for a happy and respectably earned Diwali for the visually impaired brother and sisters and also spread across the crowd the message of DJJS, that is - “World Peace through Self-Awakening”.