72 INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION WITH DIFFERENTLY ABLE CHILDREN

Independence Day is observed every year on 15th August with great enthusiasm all over the country. 15th August 1947 is the day of great significance in the history of India. On this auspicious day, India achieved its freedom from the British rule. It’s a historical day as several freedom fighters sacrificed their lives to liberate the nation. The spirit of patriotism is seen across the country particularly on this special day. People of all ages come forward to celebrate this day.

Independence Day was celebrated on 15th August 2018 at the “Special School for the Disabled” on the occasion of the 72nd Independence Day. A program was organized and all the differently able students comprising Intellectual Disability, Cerebral Palsy, Hearing Impaired students along with the Special Teachers and Staff participated in the celebration. At first the Special Teachers of the Special School garlanded the portrait of late freedom fighters and then briefed the students about Independence Day and why it is celebrated. The National Flag was hoisted by the Secretary of the Organization Mrs. Laily Khatun.  

The enthusiasm of the differently able students celebrating Independence Day had to be seen to be believed. All students whole heatedly participated in the celebration. Here we want special mention the name of Samarpan Shaw a Cerebral Palsy child of our school, who though can’t sit straight, held on to the National Flag given to him with pride, honour and celebrating Independence Day in his own unique way. We are saying so because it is a shame that even after 72nd year of Independence these special children of god are deprive of their basic rights, looked down upon, make fun of what else. We can say we all (government, citizens of the county) are somehow responsible for it and promise to our-self that we will change for the better and make this country a better place for our differently able brothers and sisters so that they can live with dignity and pride which they rightly deserve. The day when all the citizens will be treated as equal and there will be no discrimination that day will be the real Independence Day.

The program ended with the Special Teachers thanking all present for making the program a success. At the end of the program food packets were distributed to all the differently able students, special teachers and staff members. We as a responsible NGO working in field of disability is doing our sincere bit in promoting and providing education, training and rehabilitation to the differently able and trying our best in bringing them to mainstream and make a difference. We believe the Government needs to more pro-active and responsible towards the differently able and work more efficiently in mainstreaming them.