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Her journey from a little girl to the title of Miss India Deaf has not been an easy one. Twenty three-year-old Kanika Bali,Miss India Deaf 2011 from North Delhi was just two and half years old when her parents came to know about her hearing impairment. It was bolt from the blue for her family but Kanikas desire to grab the title of Miss India gave a new vision to her life.
Kanika was given hearing aid at the age of four. However,she studied till eight in a regular school that proved to be a positive point as she learned to speak there. Later on,she joined the Deaf Society,Delhi where she learnt the sign language said Kanikas mother Suman Bali.
Inspired by Sushmita Sen ,Kanika always wanted to be a model. Meanwhile,Suman Bali told Newsline that people s attitude toward such children is very ruthless most of time. In the West,special aids have been given to them by the government,but in India no such facilities are provided. She further added that government should made special provisions for such children so that they can come out with best they have.
Kanika lost her father in 2008,who was in coma for four years after his accident in 2004 but she didnt let her morale go down. Kanika who came to Chandigarh to participate in a fashion show organised by a hearing aid company on Sunday. While talking to Newsline,Kanika said that she will be participating in Miss Deaf International Pageant,to be held on July 15.