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Heritage School hosts Special Olympics for special children

JAMMU: With the motivation to promote inclusion in the minds of young learners, Heritage School Jammu became the first CBSE School to collaborate with Special Olympics Bharat, J&K.

The event was a conscientious effort to sensitize the budding generation about the impact of Special Olympics on the lives of those with disabilities, promote acceptance and reach out to Special Children and connect them with the mainstream.

Special Olympics is the world’s largest sports organization for differently abled children and adults  providing year-round training and competitions to 5 million athletics and unified sports partners in more than 190 countries. It aims to mobilize a global movement of people creating a world where every single person in accepted and included regardless of their disability.

The event began with a wonderful dance performance that was put up by the special children. The beautifully choreographed dance mesmerized one and all. This was followed by a unified floor-ball match. Later these children participated in the Art contest, where they made paintings on the theme ‘Swachh Bharat’. The event was held under the guidance of Dr. Ashwini Jojra, State President, Special Olympics, Sahil Badyal, National Trainer, SOB and Satpal Singh, Sports Director, SOB.

 

The programme culminated with the presentation of mementoes to the team from special Olympics Bharat J&K by the Vice-Principal Mahendra Kanwar. Avinash Gupta, Advisor, Sehyog India presented the vote of thanks.

The entire programme reiterated the vision that students of all abilities have the power to positively impact their school communities by promoting social inclusion and creating acceptance for all; as is the Heritage School Ethos ‘Vidya Dadati Vinayam’.

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