Specially-abled children participated in a sports event of a school in Shimla over the weekend.
In a bid to support the differently-abled in their pursuit for inclusion in mainstream schools, the sporting events focused on supporting children with their disabilities.
Raghav Gandhi, a student, said such events help to polish their talents and boost their confidence.
"It gives a privilege to all these children and it is also multicultural event where children from different states and different parts of our country come together and take part in this event. Their disabilities do not prevent them from harnessing their potential to the maximum and provides them with a vibrant opportunity to take part in all these events. When they come here every year, we volunteer, and as students, we like it, it gives us good feeling, good emotions to help these children who are not as able as we are," he said.
With an aim to make them self reliant, the social organization took an initiative of imparting free education to children with developmental disabilities including those with mental retardation, autism, cerebral palsy, and multiple disabilities.
Muskan, a participant, said the sporting event helps the differently-abled children to be a part of the mainstream.
"These games are very important for us. These games provide all the disabled children a new platform to move ahead in society," she said.
Over 200 differently able children from 13 different schools of Himachal Pradesh participated in the sports meet.
These special children participated in four different categories of hearing impaired, visually impaired, physically disabled and mentally challenged in the athletics games and other fun activities.
Currently several non-government organisations have come forward across different parts of the country to support the cause with the belief, which is based on the partnership with the community and its support system thorough provincial government. (ANI)