Christmas is round the corner. The snow covered mountains, the reindeer, the angels, X-mass tree, the carols, the hymns, lovely music and of course the generous Santa with his bag full of gifts, is all that we wait for. At Deepalaya, it has been a tradition to welcome Christmas with its children singing the first carols.
It was a fine Thursday morning. Winter was in its full bloom.
While the world observed International Day for Persons with Disability (World Disability Day) on 3rd Dec ’15, in India it was more of a week-long celebrations, with lot of activities, awareness campaigns and programs designed and dedicated to acknowledge the abilities these special people have and the kind of resources required for promoting accessibility for making their life easy. Children from our special unit also had the privilege to be a part of numerous activities spread throughout the week. Here are a few snippets:
International Film Festival (Dec 1 to 3): 28 students and 8 members of the staff attended the First ever International film festival organized by Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment in collaboration with National Film Development Corporation (NFDC), Accessible India Campaign (ALIMCO), HAANS Foundation and Amar Jyoti Charitable Trust at Siri Fort Auditorium, New Delhi. Representatives and children from a number of NGOs participated in the event.