Friday, March 19, 2010

Hobby infuses life into her limbs

Impossible is nothing, says a tagline of a sports' product and 28-year-old Rekha Desai seems to have drawn inspiration from it. Desai, who is bound to a wheelchair since birth, loves music and dance and knows how to pursue her hobby despite all odds.

Desai had an inclination towards music since childhood and has learnt the harmonium and classical music. "I always thought that I wouldn't be able to dance because of my disability, but after being admitted to the Helper of the Handicapped, an institution for the differently abled in Kolhapur, my fears vanished," she said. She learnt dance on her own by watching performances on the television and reading books on the subject. Desai has been teaching at the institution since the past six years.

"Our dance group has staged a programme titled 'Hum Honge Kamayab' in Pune and Mumbai. Our children compose music and sing and dance as well," said Desai.

"Dance therapy drives away all the stress from the body and mind. It also helps increase the self-confidence of the differently abled," she added.

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