Specially-abled children at their creative best
Celebrations of Round Table India get under way.
Showcasing skills:Specially-abled children taking part in a painting competition in Visakhapatnam on Thursday.— PHOTO: C.V. SUBRAHMANYAM
The eternal beauty of nature, the State craving for unity, a combination of animals fused into a human being, fishermen on their hunt, and many more were captured by specially-abled children on Children’s Day.
Using crayons on chart paper, the participants had a field day at the week-long celebrations of Round Table India (RTI) that began here on Thursday with the painting competition ‘Taare Zameen Par’.
The physical constraint of these children does not stop them exploring their creative skills. Most of the students were from Omkar and Lion’s School for the Deaf and Dumb, Lebenshilfe Special School, Samatha College and Priyadarshini.
As part of the anniversary celebrations of RTI, the team reaches out to the weaker sections of society in various forms, embracing little pleasures of life.
“In Andhra Pradesh, the painting competition is being held in four centres — Hyderabad, Guntur and Vijayawada apart from the city – for 1,500 differently-abled children. Free dental camp, Kartika masam picnic, donation of utility items and facilitating cataract surgeries are some of the events lined up during the week,” chairman of RTI (area 9) Riaz Khan said.
Of all the 200 entries received, K. Krishnam Raju, K. Yogesh, P. Krishna Sai, P. Raju, P. Sridevi, G. Mahesh, S. Ravi Shankar, S. Aruna and P. Vikram walked away with special prizes for portraying the best pieces. All the participants received gifts and certificates. The celebrations here concluded with magic show and special lunch where children enjoyed every moment of the day.
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