The Vocational Rehabilitation Centre for Handicapped (VRCH), Bhubaneswar under Government of India, Ministry of Labour & Employment, DGE and State Branch of National Association for the Blind (NAB), Odisha jointly organised the first ever round of state level Miss India contest for blind.
56 visually impaired walked the ramp, out of the participants, 14 girls have been selected today. They will participate in a week-long training programme to be held at KIIT School of Fashion Technology.
“They will be groomed on proper dressing and walking style,” said Ajay Samal, general secretary of the National Association for the Blind.
Another round will be held on August 28 from which four will be selected. They, along with four girls from other states, will take part in the penultimate round to be held in Mumbai in September.
The top 12 finalists selected from Mumbai will undergo 15-day training under experts from the fashion industry. The finale will be held in January next year.