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In conversation with girls at the Vinayak Welfare Society for Visually Impaired Women's hostel.

The Vinayak Welfare Society for Visually Impaired Women runs a hostel for visually impaired girls in Burari, Delhi. Girls from many states stay here and study in different colleges. Brijesh Singh, the executive editor of The Wire Hindi, meets with the students to learn about their problems.

Dasraj Gyawali, a principal in a government school in Delhi, established the Vinayak Society for the Welfare of Blind Women in 2002. He has been blind since he was born.

Currently, there are about 70 visually impaired girls from various states of the hostel living in this hostel. According to Dashraj, the Society does not get any financial support from the government and operates the hostel with help from society.