Meet Rubber Girl Anvi, a yoga and flexibility pro, who met PM Modi
A 14-year-old girl, Anvi, who suffers from Down syndrome with 75% intellectual disability, met Prime Minister Narendra Modi today. She is known as the Rubber Girl, due to her flexibility despite her medical conditions.
Anvi’s father, Vijay Zanzarukia, said of her talent, “We had lost all hope in life, then we discovered Anvi’s flexibility. Yoga gave her new life. It’s like a dream come true. It was perhaps the greatest day of her life when she met PM Modi today and did yoga in front of him.”
“Yoga has been a godsend, she practices yoga every day for an hour in the morning and again in the evening. In competitions she has performed with other normal children and has won several awards.” Anvi’s mother, Avani Zanzarukia, responded.
She underwent open heart surgery and is currently suffering from a leaky mitral valve. She suffers from a disability in the large intestine due to trisomy 21 and a severe spring illness. She also has difficulty speaking.
Anvi, a resident of Surat, Gujarat, suffers from Down Syndrome with 75% intellectual disability. She won Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar on January 24 this year.
She was accompanied by her parents who arrived in Delhi from Surat to participate in an event on Thursday, later they approached the Prime Minister’s office with a request to meet the Prime Minister and they were astonished after receiving a call from the Prime Minister’s office confirming their meeting.
“It’s like a dream come true. It was perhaps the best day of her life when she met Prime Minister Modi and did yoga in front of him,” Anvi’s father Vijay Zanzarukia said.
He added that she calls Prime Minister Narendra Modi “Namo Dada”. During the meeting, she did yoga in front of him, the PM also appreciated her efforts and blessed her with a great future. He promised to meet her next time he comes to Gujarat.
“It was like we were sitting with a family member and he (PM Modi) interacted with Anvi and said he would tell Maan ki Baat about her. He is a very grounded person with a great gesture,” he said.
During the meeting, she also got PM Modi’s signature on her Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar certificate.
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