Anvi Vijay Zanzarukia, popularly known as ‘Rubber Girl’, has received an honorary recognition by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for her dedication towards Yoga, despite suffering from Down Syndrome
New Delhi: Despite all odds and challenges in life, Yoga has changed the life of a 14-year-old girl suffering from Down Syndrome with a 75 per cent intellectual disability. In a heartwarming moment on Saturday, Anvi Vijay Zanzarukia, popularly known as ‘Rubber Girl’, met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi. “We had lost all hope in life when one day my wife discovered Anvi used to sleep with legs touching her shoulder as it give her relief in pain. That day I noticed flexibility in her body and encouraged her to perform Yoga,” said Anvi’s father Vijay Zanzarukia.
He added that practising Yoga has decreased her dependability on medicines. She had undergone open heart surgery and she is suffering from mitral valve leakage at present. She has a disability in the large intestine due to 21 trisomy and harsh spring disease. She also faces difficulty in speaking.
Yoga has given a new life to our daughter. Every day she practices Yoga for an hour in the morning and evening. In competitions she has performed with other normal children and has won many awards, said her mother Avani Zanzarukia.