Despite all odds and difficulties, yoga has improved the life of a 14-year-old Down syndrome patient with a 75% intellectual handicap.
Anvi Vijay Zanzarukia, aka “Rubber Girl,” met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi on Saturday, which was a touching occasion for her and her parents.
She was joined by her parents, who had traveled to Delhi from Surat to take part in an event on Thursday. Later, they asked to meet the prime minister and were shocked when they received a call from the office confirming their meeting.
It is like if a dream has come true. Her meeting with PM Modi and yoga performance in front of him may have been the most significant event of her life, according to Anvi’s father Vijay Zanzarukia.
Anvi, a citizen of Surat in Gujarat, has Down syndrome and a 75% intellectual disability. This year’s Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar was also awarded to her on January 24.
When my wife found Anvi used to sleep with her legs touching her shoulder to get pain relief, she and I had given up all hope for the future. Her body was flexible that day, so I encouraged her to do yoga,” said Anvi’s father Vijay Zanzarukia. He continued by saying that she now relies less on medications because she practices yoga.
She had open heart surgery, and currently she has mitral valve leaking. Due to 21 trisomy and harsh spring disease, she has an impairment in the big intestine. She also has trouble speaking.
“Our daughter now has a new lease on life because to yoga. She practices yoga for an hour each morning and night. She has competed in events alongside other typical kids and won numerous awards, according to her mother Avani Zanzarukia.