World Disabled Day celebrations got a special touch when superstar Kajol and sister Tanishaa inaugurated & interacted a special exhibition of various hand-made products made by the kids of 'Punarvas Schools for The Disabled’ at Goregaon Sports Complex.
Kajol and sister Tanishaa inaugurated the special exhibition and spoke at length of the talent and bravery of the children. They also spread great cheer and warmth all around, applauding the efforts of the children and were also seen admiring the products on display.
Also present at the exhibition were Actress Raima Sen, Crickter Vinod Kambli and Bhojpuri Actress Sambhavana Seth.
The Goregaon Sports Club & the International Association of Lions Club District 323 A3 along with institutions working for the disabled under the aegis of the District Social Welfare Department (Mumbai Suburb) jointly organized a Rally, Mumbai Suburban Sports Meet & Exhibition commemorating World Disabled Day.
World Disabled Day is celebrated on December 3rd observed so as to raise the social awareness about the right about the disabled and provide opportunities to integrate them into the society. Differently Abled children from 25 local institutions of Mumbai Suburb, all of whom are working for the disabled participated along with students of regular schools & colleges, in bringing about awareness about the disabilities which followed by Mumbai Suburban Athletic Meet for the Differently Abled & exhibition of the products made by these special children.
PUNARVAS EDUCATION SOCIETY'S SHRI DEVRAJJI GUNDECHA PUNARVAS SPECIAL SCHOOL & VOCATIONAL TRAINING CENTRE FOR MENTALLY HANDICAPPED joined other NGO's in trying to reach out to a small portion of the over 18 million Mentally Challenged that needed to be habilitated. The school started its great humanitarian work in 1981 & despite several hardship, they began their crusade from a small portion of a garage & today after having faced both public support as well as apathy & obstacles are proud claimants of a five storied building on a piece of land measuring 1,550 sq.mtr. on S.V. Road, imparting educational diagnostic & Vocational Services.
The School's mission is:
- To promote welfare, care, education & rehabilitation of the Mentally Challenged through individualized personalized programmes.
- To promote practical and economically variable vocational training & promote gainful employment.
- To assist Parents & Guardians to empowering & strengthening them to provide for the welfare and care of the Mentally Challenged+